Nigerian elected into world council on torture victims
A Nigerian Prof. Peter Onyekwere Ebigbo, of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), has been elected to serve on the International Council for
Rehabilitation of Torture Victims in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ebigbo, who is the first black African to work on the council, will serve from 2016 to 2019.
Due to Ebigbo’s numerous contributions to education and scholarship, UNN during its 45th convocation recently upgraded the erudite scholar to the revered academic status of Professor emeritus, barely three years after his retirement.
He was also the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus; the international president of the African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN); and current member of the governing council of Imo State University, Owerri; former member of the African Union Committee of Experts on Children. He was conferred with Nigeria’s highest award in medicine, NNOM, 16 years ago by the country’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He is the current traditional ruler of Amaofuo community in Imo state, a crown he inherited after the death of his elder brother, Eze, Dr. Aloysius Ebigbo, a celebrated orthopaedic surgeon.