The Eminent Persons’ Lecture Series (EPLS) is aimed at promoting good leadership and rewarding excellence. It
serves as a platform for great intellectual discourse for national issues where thought leaders and renowned
experts are invited around the world to discuss relevant subjects. The event is organized in honour of very
distinguished individuals and exceptional Nigerians who have displayed high integrity and noble character in
their various individual contributions to humanity, national as well as international development. The maiden
edition was organized in honour of Nigeria’s Former Head of State (Interim), H.E. Chief Ernest A. Shonekan,
GCFR, CBE in recognition of his selfless contributions to the peace, unity and general development of Nigeria.