Thursday, November 25, 2010

Debutant Jide Ojo Launches Nigeria, My Nigeria

In commemoration of his 20 years of media advocacy, Jide Ojo, a development consultant, essayist and public affairs analyst on Thursday, 25 November, 2010 at Denis Hotel, Abuja launched a book titled: Nigeria, My Nigeria: Perspectives from 1990 – 2010. The 315 page digest contains 11 chapters dwelling on different aspects of Nigeria’s national life. These includes commentaries on governance, economy, legislature and judiciary, education, health, politics and elections, media, global affairs, security, electoral reform, labour, sports, religion and society.

As part of the event, a public lecture entitled: Elections, Power and Morality was also held. The Guest Speaker was Prof. Okey Ibeanu, chief technical adviser to the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Chair of the occasion was Prof. Suleiman Bogoro

The event had in attendance dignitaries such as Ed Morgan, a development consultant, Prof. Sam Egwu, Governance Team Leader, UNDP, Hajia Amina Salihu, Programme Coordinator of DfID Coalitions for Change, Dr. (Mrs) Wumi Akin-Onigbinde of UNDP, and Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi, Commissioner for Education in Ondo State, ably represented by Mr Olawumi Ajayi . The book was reviewed by Dr. Kabir Mato of the Department of Political Science, University of Abuja. The Chief Host was Hajia Saudatu Mahdi, Secretary-General of Women’s Right Advancement and Protection Alternatives (WRAPA) and Head of Coalition of Gender and Affirmative Action (GAA).

The author is using this medium to appreciate the over 100 persons who graced the occasion as well as scores of others who sent in their apologies for their inability to attend. May the good Lord perfect all that concerns each and everyone of you. I appreciate.