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Benue State Gov. To Deliver Maiden Memorial Lecture At UNN

Gov. Samuel Ortom. Photo: Daily Post
Gov. Samuel Ortom. Photo: Daily Post

The Executive Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom would on the 7th of May, 2019 be at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) to deliver the maiden memorial lecture of Prof. Miriam Ikejiani Clark on the theme; “The State and Management of Farmers/Herdsmen Conflict in Nigeria: Lessons from the Benue Valley.”

The Head of the Department of Political Science, Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Abada, made this known at a press conference in Nsukka on Monday.

According to him, the state Governor would on May 7 deliver the maiden edition of the memorial lecture of Prof. Clark organized by the Department of Political Science of the institution.

Dr. Abada, who is the chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), UNN Branch, stated that the lecture would help to proffer solutions to the clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the country.

He explained that the department decided to honor and institute a memorial lecture for Ikejiani Clark because of her contributions to the country and political science in particular.

He 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.

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