BY EMEKA ARINZE (AWKA)
There is a saying that a room without books is like a body without a soul. Hence, Awka, the capital of Anambra state, will be agog tomorrow as crème de la crème in the society gather at the Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awka for the historic public presentation of the book, “Seven Years of Delivering Good Governance in Anambra, From 2014 to 2021”. The 244-page book was edited by two erudite scholiasts, Dr Uche Nworah, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Anambra Broadcasting Service and Dr Emeka Arinze, a prolific writer and analyst.
George Martins once said that sleep is good, but books are better. Books immortalize and keep memories alive. The …. Chapter book is about commentaries chronicling the achievements of His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano as Governor of Anambra state, to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Willie Obiano administration in Anambra State. Governor Obiano will be the Special Guest of Honour at the book presentation tomorrow.
Chief Austin Oguejiofor, Chairman of First Rotech Group, will serve as Chairman on the occasion, while Prince Dr. Donatus Okonkwo, Chairman of Tetrazzini Plc will be the Chief Unveiler, to be supported by other notable Ndi Anambra. The book will be reviewed by Professor Frank-Collins Nnamdi Okafor, Professor of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Department of Political Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
Expected at the book presentation tomorrow are captains of industry, traditional rulers, religious leaders, members of the civil society, the press, the academia, members of the legislature (state and federal), the judiciary, members of Anambra State Executive Council, political appointees, members of various political parties, traders and market leaders, students, all lovers of good thing and other stakeholders. Members of the public are invited to the public presentation of the book
Many of us have special memories of the books that have inspired us, and have learned the profound effect that reading the right book can have at the right moment. “Seven Years of Delivering Good Governance in Anambra, From 2014 to 2021” is such a book. If you are short of time to go round the mountainous projects executed by the Obiano administration in every nook and cranny in Anambra state in seven years, reading the book is the next best thing.
If you do not like to read, you have not found the right book. Come to Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awkatomorrow and pick copies of “Seven Years of Delivering Good Governance in Anambra, From 2014 to 2021” and you will be thrilled after dissecting it. The book has the power to transport you to the 179 communities in Anambra state and even to new worlds and different times, but it can also take you back to the important moments in your own life. That is the best thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.
Though written in simple grammar, however, from building your vocabulary to reducing stress, preventing age-related cognitive decline and increasing your ability to empathize, reading, “Seven Years of Delivering Good Governance in Anambra, From 2014 to 2021” is an easy way to look after your mind and body and knowing more about Obiano administration in Anambra.
Whether you are an avid reader or not, we hope you enjoy “Seven Years of Delivering Good Governance in Anambra, From 2014 to 2021”. Venue is Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awka and time is 10am. For details on the book presentation or to order the book, send a Whatsapp message to Steve, +234 706 064 1189.
You can follow proceedings of the book presentation tomorrow via live streaming on Facebook: @absradiotelevision.
Erasmus, a notable scholar says, “When I have a little money, I buy books and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes”. See you there!