2002 MMF Annual Lecture

The Murtala Muhammed Foundation Annual Lecture stands as a beacon of intellectual discourse and commitment to positive change in Nigeria and Africa. Over the years, this prestigious event has brought together thought leaders, experts, and change-makers to engage in critical discussions on various issues affecting the region. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit the impactful initiatives and achievements of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation, starting with the inaugural event in 2002.

2002: Inception and Initiatives

In its inaugural year, the Murtala Muhammed Foundation Annual Lecture set the stage for impactful projects and initiatives. The year 2002 witnessed the following key activities:

 

    1. Partnership for Rehabilitation:

       

        • Initiation of a partnership for the rehabilitation of Afariogun Primary School, Oshodi.

        • Construction of schools for students displaced by bombings, demonstrating a commitment to education amid challenging circumstances.

    1. Kano Plane Crash Relief Efforts:

       

        • Active involvement in relief efforts following the tragic Kano Plane Crash, showcasing a dedication to humanitarian causes.

    1. Construction and Rehabilitation:

       

        • Commencement of the construction and rehabilitation of Ikeja cantonment school, contributing to the enhancement of educational facilities.

    1. Fundraising for Bomb Blast Victims:

       

        • Participation in a fundraiser for bomb blast victims, emphasizing the foundation’s responsiveness to crises and emergencies.

    1. Commissioning of Ikeja Cantonment School:

       

        • Dr. Goke Adegoroye and Major General Abdul Tanko commissioned the newly constructed Ikeja cantonment school, marking a milestone in educational infrastructure development.

    1. Visit by Mrs. Hannah Woicke:

       

        • Mrs. Hannah Woicke, President of McNamara Trust Fund, visited Ikeja cantonment school and Wesley Methodist Primary School, highlighting international collaboration and support.

    1. Fundraiser Event in Abuja:

       

        • Hosting a fundraiser event at the Shehu Musa Yaradua Centre in Abuja on September 17, 2003, for the Murtala Muhammed Centre, underscoring the foundation’s commitment to sustainable development.

    1. Educational Support:

       

        • Providing school fees for four siblings for two academic terms, reflecting a dedication to facilitating access to education for underprivileged students.

The inaugural year of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation Annual Lecture laid the foundation for a legacy of impactful initiatives and collaborative efforts. Each subsequent year added new dimensions to the foundation’s commitment to the progress and development of Nigeria. In the following articles, we will explore the achievements and milestones of the foundation in subsequent years, continuing the journey of positive change.

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