Soyinka to deliver UNIBEN’s 2nd Eminent Lecture

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Prof Wole Soyinka

Prof Wole Soyinka

Jethro Ibileke/Benin

The authorities at the University of Benin have concluded arrangements to host the second eminent lecture series.

The lecture scheduled to hold on Thursday, September 1, will be delivered by Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, at the Ugbowo campus of the university.

The event which has the theme “Culture at risk,” is at the instance of the Vice-Chancellor, Faraday Orumwense.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Michael Osasuyi, “the choice of the topic is not just apt, but significant in the history and culture antecedent of Ancient Benin Kingdom.”

A statement issued and signed by Osasuyi said: “The risk factor and attendant issues of cultural aberration will not only be dealt with astutely but intellectually demystified. It is an intellectual hall mark of the institution’s VC’s initiative at leaving indelible footprint in the annals of history at the university.”

It would be recalled that the 1st Eminent Lecture of the university was delivered by the former United States of America Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Walter Carrington and his wife, Dr. Arese Carrington.

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Source:: PM Newspaper