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(From This Day (Nigeria) - AAGM)
Byline: Roland Ogbonnaya
As Nigeria continues to grapple with corruption and the problems of people turned to refugees by religious clashes, government's handling of these issues has come under critical appraisal. Roland Ogbonnaya writes
On September 6, he will be 59 and there would be no drums to be rolled out for merriment at any five star hotel. Instead, he is inviting Nigerians to a lecture at the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos. He would also present prizes to winners of the maiden edition of an annual essay competition he instituted and the unveiling of the Kingdom Life World Conference 2004 logo.
The topic of the lecture titled "Securing the Future: Improving the Standard of education" would be delivered by Professor Olugbemiro Jegede, the vice chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria. Professor Bolanle Awe would chair the occasion while Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Lagos State would be the chief host.
For Bishop Mike Okonkwo, the general overseer of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), its better to reflect on the environment and what one has to offer to society. To him, this is what matters than merry-making. One discerning thing about Okonkwo is that, like every other well meaning Nigerians, some happenings in the country bothers him a lot and most times he does not ignore pointing them out or crying aloud. That is why he has dedicated his 59 birthday to draw the attention of the society and government in various national issues. But how does it feel to be 59? He …