The Annual Christopher Kolade lecture series which commenced in 2013 was instituted in the name of an Integrity icon to mark his landmark year- his 80th birthday.
The lecture series is emerging as a forum for businesses to engage with experts and with each other on business integrity issues. The past five editions have addressed issues around building businesses on a solid foundation while imbibing a culture of Business Integrity.
The 6th edition which held on Friday June 29, 2018, focused on present realities as it affects the nation in the theme ‘The Role of Business Integrity in National Transformation’. This provided a platform for key influencers in the Private sector and political sector to discuss key issues relating to the theme. The Lecture had in attendance about three hundred participants, which included Captains of Industries, Private sector/Public sector influencers, the Former President of Nigeria – Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr, Christopher Kolade, former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and the honoree of the annual lecture, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank Nigeria Plc and the Convention on Business Integrity, Mr. Pascal Dozie, Chairman of Diamond Bank Nigeria and African Alliance Capital, Mr. Paul Arkwright, The British High Commissioner to Nigeria amongst others. The Keynote Address by the former President addressed the pivotal role of Integrity in National Transformation based on his experience in the political and national life of the nation in the last four decades. The 2nd keynote speaker Chief Wale Akinyemi addressed the role of Integrity in Business, Private and social interactions of individuals and national development.