The distinguished radical scholar, renowned public intellectual, and political strategist, Prof. Udenta O. Udenta, is poised to celebrate his 60th birthday with the public presentation of his new 21 books and a national dialogue.
The Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Event Planning Committee, Senator Dr. Ben Ndi Obi in a statement said that the celebration will be marked by the public presentation of an astounding 21 books authored by Prof. Udenta and a National Dialogue focused on the pivotal topic, “HOW TO MAKE NIGERIA WORK.”
This event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 5th, 2023, and will take place at the Main Auditorium of the NAF Conference Centre, located on KADO Road, Jahi Abuja, commencing at 10 a.m. The event promises to be a gathering of Nigeria’s intellectual elite, political figures, and esteemed personalities.
The Distinguished Chairmanship of the event will be graced by former Nigerian President, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR, adding a touch of presidential elegance to the festivities. Distinguished Guests of Honour include Their Excellencies H.E. Atiku Abubakar, GCON, former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Mr. Peter Obi CON, former Executive Governor of Anambra State.
The Chief Book Presenter for this remarkable celebration will be His Excellency Sen. Bala Mohammed, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State.
A distinguished lineup of presenters includes Sir Emeka Offor, Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah, Chief Ben Okoye, Chief Pat Chidolue, Prof. Obiora Okonkwo, and Chief Ben Ozoadibe, who will all contribute to the book presentation.
Renowned figures, His Excellency Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Former Executive Governor of Ekiti State, and Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, Former Minister of Education and Solid Minerals, will serve as Keynote Speakers, lending their valuable insights to the dialogue.
Prof. Sam Amadi will take the stage to dissect Prof. Udenta’s Intellectual Productions, providing a deep dive into the scholar’s prolific body of work.
The National Dialogue, a centerpiece of the celebration, will feature prominent panelists, including Chief Osita Chidoka, Sen. Shehu Sani, Rev. Fr. George Ehusani, Elder Kunle Fagbemi, and Owei Lakemfa, engaging in discussions on the critical topic of how to move Nigeria forward.
Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State will assume the role of event host, ensuring the seamless flow of this extraordinary gathering.
The Fathers of the day include Chief Emma Iwuanyanwu, Sen. Jim Nwobodo, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, and Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, while the Mothers of the day are Iyom Josephine Anenih, Amb. Kema Chikwe, and Amb. Justina Eze, all of whom will add grace and wisdom to the proceedings.
This event promises to be a momentous occasion, celebrating the life and contributions of a remarkable scholar and fostering essential discussions on the future of Nigeria.