Boiling Point: Gen Okunowo to offer insights on how to battle renewed wave of kidnapping, other crimes

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*Photo: Gen Okunowo*

What will be on the front burner for this month’s edition of the popular interview discourse, Boiling Point Arena, slated for Sunday February 11, 2024 is how to battle to a standstill the renewed wave of insurgency, banditry and kidnapping in Nigeria.

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Expected on the podium this time around is a retired military General who was erstwhile Commander, Multinational Joint Task Force and a one-time Deputy Director at the Defence Headquarters, Brigadier-General Olumuyiwa Okunowo.

BOILING POINT ARENA, an interview discourse on governance and nation building, which commands large global audience, holds on Sunday from 8pm for a two-hour duration.

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It is the 16th in the series since the current affairs programme started in November, 2022.

Boiling Point Arena will hold via Zoom and will be transmitted live by an Abeokuta-based radio station, Sweet 107.1FM from 8pm to 10pm.

The once-in-a-month current affairs programme is the brainchild of the Initiator and Convener, Dr Ayo Arowojolu, a media professional and public relations strategist with 34 years multi-varied work career experience spanning the media, banking and education sectors.

This particular edition is titled: “Insurgency, Banditry and Kidnapping: Saving Nigeria From The Cul-de-sac

Gen Okunowo who has had a heroic military career spanning 36 years is expected to offer insightful perspectives on the missing link in the fight against terrorism, banditry and kidnapping by the various government-owned security forces.

The Ijebu-Ode born military officer will also proffer workable solutions to the lingering insecurity in the country which appears to have become hydra-headed and have overwhelmed the armed forces.

Penciled as keynote Speaker at the interview session is one of Nigeria’s foremost monarchs, the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba Prof Saka Matemilola, in his capacity as Chairman, Boiling Point Council of Royals and Elders.

According to a statement by the Chairman, Organizing Committee for the programme, Mr Eddy Ademosu, one of Nigeria’s notable Public Relations Icon, the interview discourse will help the top security echelons in the country to devise other pragmatic approaches to ensuring safety and protection of Nigerians.

Mr Ademosu commended the Board and Management of Sweet FM, chaired by the Promoter, Senator Olugbenga Obadara for identifying with worthy causes through partnering with the Boiling Point platform to widen the audience reach through its terrestrial and online channels

BOILING POINT, a news and general interest platform, comprises an array of eminent personalities including over 300 professors, technocrats, industry leaders, High Court justices, traditional rulers, security top shots, media professionals and several others.

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