President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd) and former Minister of Defence, General T. Y. Danjuma, are billed to grace the Book Presentation of elder statesman and leader of the South-South, Chief Edwin Clark.
Others include the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, and royal fathers such as Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II), the Ooni of Ife; Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto; and His Majesty, Omo N’Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin; among others.
The governors of Bauchi State, Sen. Bala Mohammed; Bayelsa State, Sen. Douye Diri; Delta State, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and Taraba State, Dr. Agbu Kefas, are the Chief Hosts while the book reviewer is Professor Oserheimen Osunbor.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Chairman, Organizing Committee of the event, Amb. Dr Godknows Igali and made it available to journalists on Monday.
The Book Presentation is on the autobiography of the convener of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) scheduled to hold at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on August 17, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.
The statement read in part:
“The public presentation of an autobiography of Chief (Dr.) E. K. Clark, OFR, CON, titled “Brutally Frank”, holds on Thursday, 17th August 2023.
“A statement issued by the Organizing Committee and signed by its Chairman, Ambassador Godknows Igali, highlights that the event, which will take place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, and commence by eleven in the morning, will have former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon as Chairman and former Minister of Defence, General T. Y. Danjuma, as Chief Presenter.
“The Senate President, His Excellency, Godswill Akpabio, is to deliver a Keynote Address and the Book Reviewer will be Professor Oserheimen Osunbor, former Governor of Edo State.
“The statement further revealed that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to be the Special Guest of Honour.
“Other dignitaries expected to grace the occasion, include former Presidents and Heads of State, Governors of the 36 States, and Members of the National Assembly, both serving and former.
“The Royal Fathers of the Day include His Eminence, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, the Sultan of Sokoto; His Majesty, Omo N’Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin; Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, (Ojaja II), CFR, the Ooni of Ife; His Majesty, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, CFR, the Obi of Onitsha; His Majesty, King Alfred P. Diete-Spiff, the Amayanabo of Twon Brass; His Royal Majesty, Maj. Gen. Felix Mujakeruo, rtd., Orhue I, the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, Delta State, and a host of other traditional rulers across the country.
“The Governors of Bauchi State, Sen. Bala Mohammed; Bayelsa State, Sen. Douye Diri; Delta State, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and Taraba State, Dr Agbu Kefas, are the Chief Hosts.
“Also expected in attendance are Members of the Diplomatic Corp, Captains of Industries, Leaders of Religious Bodies and Socio-Cultural Organisations, among others.”
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