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UNN 2015 African Leadership Forum -Ex-Governor Peter Obi to Deliver Lecture

The University of Nigeria has a popular motto which is to restore the dignity of man. This they plan to act upon once again in the UNN 2015 African Leadership Forum where Ex-Governor Peter Obi will be delivering a lecture.


In line with the vision of the founding fathers of our University, the Faculty of Arts is holding her maiden African Leadership Forum at Princess Alexandra Auditorium on January 12, 2015.  The lecture is designed to interrogate the causes, course and dynamics of leadership crisis in Africa using Nigeria as its canvas.  This exercise is very timely, given the fact that 2015 is an election year in Nigeria – a time to choose a new crop of leaders through the ballot box. It is therefore imperative that the type of probe envisaged in this lecture be conducted before the election to sensitize Nigerians as they make a social choice of who should manage their affairs.  This is the Faculty’s way of contributing to national development and restoring the dignity of man in Nigeria.The Lecture will not only project the faculty’s image, but also provoke thought and scholarship on leadership questions and related matters in the sub-region.
The lecture tagged “Leadership Issues in Nigeria” will be delivered by the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Mr. Peter Obi;  while His Excellency,Chief Dr. Jim Nwobodo, the first Executive Governor of old Anambra State, former Minister of Youth and Sports, and former Senator of Federal Republic of Nigeria, will chair the occasion.  Their diverse experiences on leadership travails in Nigeria and Africa would be brought to the fore at the Forum. It is hoped that their contributions will help to chart a better future for Nigeria and indeed the black man in particular.  The Public Lecture will attract many dignitaries in the political and economic spheres of the nation.
As the Dean of Faculty, it is my vision to create a vibrant environment for teaching and research that is not only knowledge-based and sublime in the arts, but also technologically driven.  To accomplish this, I intend to encourage our younger colleagues through effective mentoring and workshops to actualize their innate potentials and ultimately contribute to moving the Faculty beyond the ivory tower, and to make handy the time-honoured knowledge and wealth of experience of our senior colleagues in our efforts to operate more effectively within the University system.  I believe that together we can reposition the Faculty.
Faculty members and the University Community are invited  to be part of this epoch making event.
Thank you.
Prof PatUche Okpoko,
Dean,  Faculty of Arts

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