Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom will on Tuesday, May the 7th, deliver the maiden edition of Prof. Miriam Ikejiani-Clark Memorial Lecture, organized by the Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Naija News understands.
Mr Abada Ifeanyichukwu, Head of Department of Political Science at the university, disclosed this to newsmen in Nsukka on Monday, also revealing the title of the lecture to be “The State and Management of Farmers/Headsmen Conflict in Nigeria; Lessons from the Benue Valley.”
Naija News learnt that the department decided to honour and institute a memorial lecture for Ikejiani-Clark because of her contributions to the country and to the field of political science in particular.
“It is in recognition of the sterling qualities and contributions of Ikejiani-Clark that the department deemed it necessary to immortalise her by instituting a lecture series,” he said, adding that “Gov Ortom of Benue State will deliver the maiden memorial lecture on 7th May at Princeness Alexandra auditorium (PAA) by 11am.
Abada also recalled that Clark was appointed a Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from 1995 – 1997 and it was during her time that the popular Dei Dei Building Material Market Abuja was established.
“Prof Benjamin Ozumba the Vice chancellor of UNN will be the Chief host of the occasion.
Source: Naija News