Adesanya 10th Memorial Anniversary for May

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Activities to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of the late elder statesman and pro-democracy activist, Chief Abraham Adesanya, will take place in May.

The organisers said the remembrance would feature a lecture on the state of the nation, the launching of a book of tributes and a memorial service.

A statement by the Chairman of the Publicity Committee, Prof Adebayo Williams, described Adesanya as “a great Nigerian nationalist, exemplary Yoruba patriot and leader, statesman, philosopher, moral avatar and illustrious chairman of the Afenifere and National Democratic Coalition (NADECO).”

The publicity committee called for “contributions to the book of tributes from the public as well as friends, associates, acquaintances, admirers, well-wishers and fellow travellers of Senator Abraham Adesanya.”

 The contributions, expected to reach the committee not later than March 6, are to include “scholarly expositions, reminiscences, tributes, eulogies, poetry, memorabilia and rare pictures and other exotica,” and should be between 500 and 1,000 words.

All contributions should be sent to adebayow@hotmail.com or the Chairman, Abraham Adesanya 10th Memorial Committee, 27 Lawani Street, Abule-Ijesha, Yaba, Lagos.