9 May 2016
In honour of Nigeria’s very first President, late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, a book of tributes and essays have been written and will be presented publicly in Lagos on the 10th of May 2016.
This year being the 20th year since the death of the foremost nationalist and icon, a series of readings and activities have been slated to commemorate the anniversary. There would be a public presentation of the revised edition of his book titled Zik: Testimonies to a Great African, edited by Mr. Henry Onukwuba, a Director of Executive Education at Lagos Business School.
Gen. Yakubu Gowon (GCFR) is billed to chair the event along with the Obi of Onitsha, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe (CFR), who will seat as Chief Host and father of the day.
The Guest Speaker will be the first Republic Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi. Other guests will include, the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, his predecessor, Peter Obi, Senator Princess Stella Oduah, Hon. Mmaduagwu, among others.
Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe, (16 November 1904 – 11 May 1996), famously referred to as Nnamdi Azikiwe was one of the leading figures of modern Nigerian nationalism. He served as the second and last Governor-General of Nigeria from 1960 to 1963 and the first President of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966, holding the presidency throughout the First Republic.
His 20th anniversary remembrance will take place at the Nigerian Institute of International (NIIA).