March 27, 2023
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Marriott Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria

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Former British Prime Minister and Member of Parliament, Boris Johnson will address the 16th session of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe annual lecture series.

The annual lecture which returns after seven years after President Muhammadu Buhari delivered the last Keynote address in December 2015 will hold on March 27th, 2023, in Lagos at Marriott Hotel, GRA Ikeja.

While announcing the 2023 event, George Anyiam-Osigwe, the Acting Coordinator-General of Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation noted that the former British Prime Minister, who will join the rank of global statesmen and women that had addressed the lecture’s eminent audience in the past, will bring to bear his experiential knowledge as one of the significant international statesmen of the 21st century to examine the central theme of the lecture, “Rehumanising Human Experience: A Synopsis of Anyiam-Osigwe’s Treatises.”

The former Mayor of London, through his Keynote address, will offer solutions to some of the global challenges that are currently plaguing the world, stoking citizens’ frustrations and anger.

On the choice of Boris Johnson, George Anyiam-Osigwe said the former PM was chosen of his courage, extensive and practical knowledge in confronting some world knotty domestic and global problems such as Brexit, COVID-19, and Russia-Ukraine war during his premiership.

“We considered him the right person to speak to the theme of Rehumanising the world. The world has gone through serious upheaval in the last two decades; from the civil war in Syria, political instability in parts of Africa, Brexit that has really tested Britain and the entire European Union, the trade war between China and America, and the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down the entire world for more than a year with attendant social and economic dislocation.

“Former Prime Minister Johnson is one of the active global leaders of the last decade who had to deal with some of these problems and led the world through a once-in-a-century pandemic. We are of the strong view that our country and the world can benefit from his experience and perspectives.”


Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Leader of the Conservative Party, Foreign Secretary, Mayor of London and is a Member of Parliament.

Mr. Boris Johnson is a champion of democracy, freedom and free market capitalism, and believes that the sheer innovative power of the west will take us through the ramifications of the war on Ukraine and post-covid shocks, and will defeat struggling authoritarian regimes. He believes technology, driven by free market democracies, will ultimately defeat our biggest health, science and global warming challenges.

He argues that in the 21st century, countries must be able to deregulate and be as competitive as possible. That is why Boris Johnson successfully campaigned for Brexit – taking back control of UK law, marking the biggest constitutional change for half a century, and enabling the UK to generate the fastest vaccine approval worldwide and the fastest vaccine rollout in Europe – with all the subsequent economic benefits.

Boris Johnson is the kind of politician who takes risks for the principles of democracy, freedom and free markets, and stands alongside those fighting against authoritarian regimes.

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