The public presentation of “Brutally Frank”, an autobiography detailing the public life and achievements of the elder statesman and former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, will hold on Tuesday, November 21, at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos State.
The event will be attended by prominent Nigerians including Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun) and Seyi Makinde (Oyo).
Others expected to attend the event are; Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka, Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty, Oba Riliwan Akiolu and Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo as the father of the day.
According to a statement issued yesterday by the Chairman, Local Organising Committee, Professor Hope Eghagha and National Coordinator, Ambassador Godknows Boladei Igali, the book presentation will commence at 10am
The statement read, “The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) cordially invites you to the public book presentation of “Brutally Frank,” an enthralling autobiography by the eminent Ijaw leader and fearless National Statesman, Chief, Senator, Dr. E. K. Clark.
“This landmark occasion will take place on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos at 10 am.
“We are delighted to announce a distinguished lineup of guests for this grand event. These include the Governors of Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States as special hosts.
“The legendary Professor Wole Soyinka will grace us as the Special Guest of Honour.
“His Royal Majesty, Oba Riliwan Akiolu, will preside as the Royal Father of the day, while the esteemed Pa Ayo Adebanjo will assume the role of Father of the Day.
“The event will have distinguished Senator Anthony Adefuye as Chairman. A panel of discussants – Professors Odion Akhaine, Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika, Edward Agbai and moderated by Professor Hope Eghagha – will dissect the book.
“This is a rare opportunity to honor and celebrate the life and achievements of a truly remarkable Nigerian leader, a man who has dedicated his life to serving our great nation.
It promises to be an unforgettable day filled with insightful storytelling, cultural richness, and the wisdom of a true statesman.”