Symposium to mark Adesanya’s remembrance
Former Commonwealth Secretary General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, is guest speaker while contributing speakers are High Chief John Nwodo, General Zamani Lekwot, Prof (Senator) Banji Akintoye and Dr (Mrs) Doyinsola Abiola. Former military head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, is expected to chair the occasion.
A thanksgiving service will follow on May 6 at St. John’s African Church, Oke Agbo, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State. The remembrance will also feature the launching of a book of tributes.
A statement by the chairman of the publicity committee, Prof Adebayo Williams, described Adesanya who died at 85 on April 27, 2008, as “a great Nigerian nationalist, exemplary Yoruba patriot and leader, statesman, philosopher, moral avatar and illustrious chairman of the Afenifere and National Democratic Coalition (NADECO).
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