By Eseoghene Emuke
The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State has concluded plans to hold the maiden edition of the Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan Annual Public Lecture on Youth Development in honour of the immediate past governor of Delta State for his role in peace building.
The lecture which will hold next week Tuesday, 9th April, 2019, at the Princess Alexandria Auditorium (PAA) is being organised by the Professor B.I.C Ijomah Centre for Policy Studies and Research, UNN, Nsukka.
Uduaghan, an immediate past governor of Delta State and senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Delta South in the 2019 general elections will also be the guest lecturer at the epoch making event.
The former governor is scheduled to deliver a lecture titled “Towards Free and Fair Elections in Nigeria.”
In a statement released by the Uduaghan’s Media Assistant, Monoyo Edon, said the former governor was chosen for his sterling performance as governor of the oil-rich state and his preternatural disposition to peace in Nigeria.
Monoyo in the statement quoted the Director of the Centre, Prof Egodi Uchendu on behalf of the UNN Vice Chancellor, Prof. B.C Ozumba as saying “The Vice Chancellor has gone ahead and graciously established “Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan Annual Public Lecture” for the Centre. I have also been appointed the Director of the Centre.
“Your Excellency, Sir, it will highly be appreciated if you will deliver the maiden lecture of “Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan Annual Public Lecture,” on any topic of your choice, on Tuesday, 9 April 2019, at the Princess Alexandria Auditorium (PAA).”
The lecture, according to the statement, would be attended by serving governors, ministers, APC chieftains and notable academics across the country.