Okowa, Uzodimma, others for Ugbechie’s book presentation, awards
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and his Imo counterpart, Hope Uzodimma, are among dignitaries to headline public presentation of Nigeria Heroes and Sheroes: Diary of a Journalist of Courage, a book authored by Publisher of Political Economist NG, Ken Ugbechie.
Holding today in Lagos, the event would also feature presentation of Political Economist Merit Award to some outstanding Nigerians and corporates in both the public and private sectors.
A statement issued by Ugbechie said the occasion provides a platform to celebrate development in the country and reward some of the people who, despite all odds, have sustained the spirit of nationalism and productivity at their various stations in life.
The 644-page book published by Godson and Godman, publishers of Political Economist, curates milestones and imprints of development, even as it exposes some of the perils that have over the decades slowed down the nation’s advancement.
The statement reads: “The book periscopes Nigeria’s journey through the decades. It chronicles a people’s march through a forest of hope, faith, triumphs and trials. It details, with clarity, the author’s perspectives on every sector of our national existence.
“The choice of title, Heroes and Sheroes, is deliberate. Regardless of the multitude of challenges tugging at the nation, there are still oasis of hope created by outstanding men and women, whose sweat ensured that we still have a country geographically so defined.”
Those expected to be honoured at the event include Governors Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State; Nyesom Wike (Rivers); Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna); Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos); Dave Umahi (Ebonyi) and presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Other award recipients are Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Umar Garba Danbatta; Leo Stan Ekeh; Herbert Wigwe; Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited; Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd); Mele Kolo Kyari; Maj.-Gen. Barry Tariye Ndiomu (rtd) and Godwin Emefiele.