Falana, Mimiko, Ofeimun urge restructuring, say Nigeria is not taken seriously

Tue Mar 17th, 2020 - Lagos

Human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN) (left); Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Prof. Olufunke Adeboye; Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; the celebrant and foremost Nigerian poet, Odia Ofeimun; his daughter, Omoye Ofeimun; Mrs. Taiwo Ajai-Lycett and Keynote Speaker, Prof. Biodun Yeyifo, during the 70th birthday celebration of Ofeimun, with the theme: ‘Taking Nigeria Seriously: A Conference in Honour of Odia Ofeimun,’ in Lagos… yesterday. PHOTO: NAJEEM RAHEEM

Intellectuals, scholars and academics from within Nigeria, Africa and as wide as from North America and Europe, including two past governors, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo State) and Rauf Aregbesola (Osun State), yesterday gathered to wish Odia Ofeimun, a writer, a happy 70th birthday.

He also had his friends in the literary community as well as the politicians in attendance.

At the event tagged, ‘Odia Ofeimun at 70 conference,’ with “Taking Nigeria Seriously” as theme, Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, who chaired the opening, said that the value of an individual is determined by the balance between what the individual adds over what he or she takes out of it.




source: Guardian