Rethinking the Development Process in Nigeria: a Choice between Lamborghini and Ajagbe-Ejo

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Saibu, O.M.
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University of Lagos Press and Bookshop Limited
With all sense of humility and gratitude to Almighty God, I stand here today to deliver the 17th Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series for the 2019/2020 Session of our Great University of Lagos: the 32nd in the Faculty of Social Sciences and the 6th from the Department of Economics since its inception in 1962. It is noteworthy that this year marks my tenth year at the University of Lagos and sixth year after my professorial appointment. When Professor Dauda delivered her inspiring inaugural lecture in 2019, titled, No Simple Answers, No Easy Rides: The Economist in the Pursuit of Development,” I was inspired and made a vow to deliver my inaugural lecture within the next year. All was set as planned for November 18, 2020. Alas, Almighty God showed His power, and the COVID-19 pandemic changed the plan, then I realised the importance of saying “In sha Allah” (if God wills) in addition to every proposition as Islam enjoins. Ithank God for the privilege of life and for making today the day He has ordained. Mr. Vice-Chancellor, Sir, I am greatly honoured for your kind approval and the privilege to stand before my learned colleagues and distinguished audience to deliver this inaugural lecture titled, “Rethinking the Development Process in Nigeria: A Choice between Lamborghini and Àjàgbé Ejò.” I am deeply honoured and humbled by the presence of everyone here and those who have joined virtually to be part of this event, I treasure this privilege, Sirs and Mas.
An Inaugural Lecture of the University of Lagos Delivered on 17th November, 2021 at the JF Ade-Ajayi Auditorium
Lamborghini , Ajagbe-Ejo , Development Process , Nigeria , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Business and economics::Economics
Saibu, O.M. (2021). Rethinking the Development Process in Nigeria: a Choice between Lamborghini and Ajagbe-Ejo. An Inaugural Lecture of the University of Lagos, Akoka, 150p.