NERC Chairman Donates “Time To Reclaim Nigeria” To Universities

The Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr Sam Amadi, today (Wednesday, July 25, 2012) present 100 copies of the , to Reclaim Nigeria (Essays 2001-2011) to the National Universities Commission (NUC) for distribution to eighteen (18) universities across the country.

to Reclaim Nigeria (Essays 2001-2011), written by journalist and rights activist, Chido Onumah, is a collection of essays on Nigeria’s socio-political evolution in the last .

Dr. Amadi said he was making the because “ to Reclaim Nigeria (Essays 2001-2011) is a seminal work, bristling passion that addresses such as corruption, abuse of power, politics, and misgovernance in Nigeria, and would be both a handy reference material and a veritable source of information for Nigerian students”.

“There is a dearth of scholarship in our universities,” Dr Amadi noted. “This is part of my commitment to strengthen the intelligence base of social existence amongst Nigerians especially those in the universities. Literature like this, a first-hand chronicle of political developments in the country stimulate informed discourse and strategies on moving our forward.”

While ten copies of the go to the NUC, five copies go to three universities in each of the six geo-political zones for the faculties of law, social sciences, arts/humanities and university libraries.

The institutions that will benefit include 10 federal and eight universities. The universities are: West Zone: University of Ibadan, Lagos University, Ekiti University; -South Zone: University of Benin, University of Calabar, Rivers State University of Science & Technology; East Zone: Ebonyi State University, University of Nigeria, Imo University; North Zone: University of Abuja, of Technology, Minna, University of Jos; North West Zone: Ahmadu Bello University, Sokoto University, Bayero University; North East Zone: University of Maiduguri, Gombe University, and Adamawa University.

The books will be handed over to the NUC at a ceremony to be presided over by its Executive Secretary, Professor Julius Okojie. Venue for the presentation is the premises of the National Universities Commission, at 11am.


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