By Ogochukwu Isioma
Organisers of “Osinbajo Strides”, a book in honour of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo would now publicly present the collection of articles by 25 writers at a virtual event at 5 pm on 1st May, 2023.
METROWATCHXTRA.COM gathered that President Muhammadu Buhari is the father of the day. Foreword is written by General Abudulsalami Abubakar, and former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, who will chair the book launch.
Expected at the event are former President Olusegun Obasanjo; President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima; APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu and all State Governors; Senators and Reps members.
Meanwhile, famed author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will speak on the theme: ‘Inspiring A New Nigeria’ at the event.
25 prominent journalists and writers from across the country had come together to write the book “OSINBAJO STRIDES: Defining Moments of An Innovative Leader,” to honour the outgoing Vice President.
They are Richard Akinnola, Azu Ishiekwene, Garba Mohammed, Etim Etim, Donu Kogbara, Sadiq Abdullateef, Fatima Mamman-Daura, James Akpandem, Mustapha Ogunsakin, Dayo Akintobi, Dr. Wale Adeduro, Columba Ogah, Haruna Abdullahi, Temilade Okesanjo, Arukaino Umukoro, Olaolu Beckley, Jude Zoho, Vitalis Obidiaghaa, Seun Bisuga, Seyi Gesinde, Faith Dafe-Joseph, Muritala Ayinla, Abimbola Olaniyan and Ibrahim Bature. Mr Jahman Anikulapo was the Editorial Consultant for the work.
The book is essentially a collection of essays written by the journalists, writers and other persons from different walks of life.
A statement jointly signed by Richard Akinnola and Sadiq Abdullateef, on behalf of PYO(Prof. Yemi Osinbajo) Collective on Sunday, said a blurb would be made available ahead of the public presentation, while proceeds from the sales of the book will go to charity organizations.
The launch event is organized by PYO Collective, a non-partisan and multicultural group of Nigerians who are interested in good governance and economic development of the country. Its core values include ethics, professionalism, honesty & and accountability, and good governance.
PYO Collective promotes unity and prosperity of the country. Membership is drawn from across the country and includes writers of the essays in the book.