Nwodo, Obasanjo, Osinbajo to speak on 50 years after declaration of Biafra

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Nwodo, Obasanjo, Osinbajo to on 50 years after Biafra
L-R: Nwodo, Osinbajo, Obasanjo

President General, OhanaezeNdigbo Chief John NniaNwodo, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo including seven other leaders  will on Thursday speak at a conference on the Memory and Nation Building – Biafra: 50 Years After.

At the one-day conference, which  will hold at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja by 9am, Osinbajo is expected to deliver a keynote address.

A statementby the Yar’Adua Foundation listed other speakers as a former Permanent Secretary Information, Education & Industry, Alhaji Ahmed Joda, and Professor John Stremlau of the University of Witwatersrand will serve as lead speakers.

ChudiOffodile and Nkoyo Toyo will chair panel discussions and Professor Pat Utomi will serve as the conference moderator.

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The statementsaid: “The 50th anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of Biafra in 1967 offers an opportunity for sober reflection on a number of issues including lessons learned that may be useful in dealing with contemporary challenges confronting Nigeria.

A Cultural Night will feature performance poetry and a screening of Afia Attack – the untold “survival stories of women during the civil war.”

The foundation was established inhonourof the legacy of one of Nigeria’s foremost leaders.

Source: The Nation

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