Friends and colleagues of Professor Abubakar Momoh will on Monday, August 28, 2017, hold a commendation lecture to mark his 53rd post-humous birthday at the Lagos State University, Ojo campus, Lagos.
The lecture which is titled: “Pan-Africanism Today” will be delivered by the renowned Scholar, Professor Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja of the Centre for African, African-American and Diaspora Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hills, United States of America.
Prof. Nongola-Ntalaja is the author of Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Africa; Africa in the New Millennium; From Zaire to the Democratic Republic of the Congo; The Congo from Leopold to Kabila: A People’s History; Patrice Lumumba; Democracy and Development in Africa: A Tribute to Claude Ake . He is also a co-author with Bereket Habte Selassie, Ernest Harsch and Lindy Wilson of African Leaders of the Twentieth Century: Biko, Selassie, Lumumba, Sankara.
Eminent Guests expected to Grace the occasion are Prof. Attahiru Jega, Former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, Former President, Nigerian Bar Association; Prof. Adele Jinadu, A former Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, Lagos State University; Prof. Tunde Babawale, Former Director–General Centre for Black African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC) and Prof/ Kayode Soremekun, Vice Chancellor, Federal University Oye, Ekiti.
Professor Momoh passed on last May after a brief illness. Until his mortal passage, he was the pioneer Director-General of The Electoral Institute (TEI), the intellectual arm of INEC. He was a pan-Africanist and radical scholar who shot up the profile of the Department of Political Science, Lagos State University into prominence.
Professors Lanre Fagbohun and Elias Wahab, Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences respectively will play host to the lecture expected to attract a large pool of intellectuals and students.