Soyinka, Adebanjo, Akiolu set for Clark’s book launch tomorrow

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

The autobiography of a prominent Ijaw leader,Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, ‘Brutally Frank’ will presented to the Nigerian public tomorrow in Lagos.

The 96 year of Nigerian leader has contributed and still contributes to the development of Nigeria since 1966 when he served under the Midwestern region and later under the Federal government.

In a statement signed by Prof Hope Eghagha on behalf of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), the public presentation will take place at the Muson Center, with Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka as Special Guest of Honour, Chief Ayo Adebanjo as Father of the day, while Ova Rilwanu Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos is the Royal Father of the day.

Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

The statement reads:

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) cordially invites you to the public book presentation of “Brutally Frank,” an enthralling autobiography by the eminent Ijaw leader and fearless National Statesman, Chief, Senator, Dr. E. K. Clark, OFR, CON.

This landmark occasion will take place on Tuesday November 21, 2023, at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos at 10 am.

We are delighted to announce a distinguished lineup of guests for this grand event. These include the Governors of Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States as special hosts.

The legendary Professor Wole Soyinka will grace us as the Special Guest of Honour.

His Royal Majesty, Oba Riliwan Akiolu (CFR), will preside as the Royal Father of the Day, while

The esteemed Pa Ayo Adebanjo will assume the role of Father of the Day.

The event will have distinguished Senator Anthony Adefuye as Chairman. A panel of discussants – Professors Odion Akhaine, Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika, Edward Agbai and moderated by Professor Hope Eghagha – will dissect the book.

This is a rare opportunity to honor and celebrate the life and achievements of a truly remarkable Nigerian leader, a man who has dedicated his life to serving our great nation.

It promises to be an unforgettable day filled with insightful storytelling, cultural richness, and the wisdom of a true statesman.

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