Ex-minister, Awe for Ofeimun’s book launch
Eminent Nigerians, scholars, including the former Minister of Education, Professor Tunde Adeniran and Professor Bolanle Awe, will today gather to dissect one of the latest books written by poet and gubernatorial aspirant in Edo State, Odia Ofeimun.
The book, is billed for the International Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan (UI) and is entitled Taking Nigeria Seriously. It is a 679-page effort of the author, a compendium of analyses of issues of contemporary society that have the tendencies of limiting the nation’s growth and representation among the comity of nations, will be read by Ofeimun.
The critical dissection of the book put together by the Readers’ Club of the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy, (ISGPP) according to the school, is its maiden effort at contributing to the knowledge industry in Nigeria.
The book reading will also have in attendance members of the Club, which include the former Dean of Post Graduate School, University of Ibadan, Professor Olabode Lucas; Prof. M.K Yahaya; Prof. Adesola Ogunniyi; eminent education scholar, Prof Pai Obaiyan, Lead City University founder, Professor Jide Owoeye, Prof. Remi Raji-Oyelade, Bookcraft Publishers’ Mr. Bankole Olayebi, newspaper columnist and Professor Ayo Olukotun, Dr. Stephen Lawani, among others.
According to the author, it is certain that even in the midst of her challenges and problems of existence, many Nigerians would wish that their country is taken seriously.