Thursday, 29 September 2016

Nwapa Foundation and Organizing Committee Of Efuru @ 50 Visit the Vice Chancellor Of University of Abuja

Flora Nwapa Foundation represented by her son Uzoma Nwakuche, The National Organizing committee  headed by Dr. Wale Okediran and the Local organizing Committee headed by Prof. Vicky Sylvester, made a courtesy visit to the VC of the university Prof. Adikwu on the forthcoming conference in honour of Flora Nwapa scheduled to hold in the university.

Present at the courtesy visit were also the Dean of the Faculty of Arts- Prof. Ukwatt, Chairman of LOC- Prof. Vicky Sylvester, other members of National Organising Committee- Dr. Wale Okediran, Ikeogu Oke, Salamatu Sule, Glory Obasi and Chinyere Obi-Obasi.

Other persons present were Deputy Dean- Dr. Musa Olaoye and Dean of Sciences – Prof. Abu Mallam and Daniel Omatsola.

Dr. Okediran explained that Efuru written by the first African female writer Flora Nwapa will be celebrated in 6 cities with Abuja as one of them.

He said there was no way that Abuja being the capital would not have been considered. He explained that the event will be highly publicised and the massive work being done by the university will certainly capture the attention of the journalists who will cover the event.

In response, the VC expressed his satisfaction with the committee for choosing the university as one of the conference venues. He promised to provide support the committee needed to have a successful event. This support will be in the form of vehicles for movement, refreshments, accommodation and mobilisation of students for the event.

The Dean of Arts Prof. Ukwatt thanked the VC for the promises and promised that the Faculty of Arts will do everything to make sure that the event was a huge success.

The conference is slated to hold in November 20

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