Obi Commends Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

10556483_1525060991057366_3770864611426660540_n

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi( 1st right), with the Mzd of Nigerian Breweries, Nicolaus vervelde(2nd right), and the former Minister of External Affairs, Henry zone in Ajumogobia(1st left), at the concluding part of the Workshop for writers organized by Chimamanda Adichie (2nd left) at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos, on Friday

The Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has commended the literary Icon, Chimamada Adichie for organising Writers’ Workshop to encourage what he called the flowering of the literary culture in Nigeria. Obi made this commendation on Friday when he attended the closing ceremony of the workshop where awards were given to those that distinguished themselves.
Further, Obi called on Nigerians who distinguished themselves in their various fields to emulate Chimamanda by seeking ways to give back to the society. ” Chimamanda is doing today is trying to encourage young writers through practical and real mentorship. I thank all the companies supporting her because this is investing in what will add value to the society thus, amounting to fulfillment of social responsibility,”
Obi who recalled the support his Government offered to writers, including partnering with renowned writers such as Prof. Chukwuemeka Ike to encourage budding writers said that all hands must be on deck to groom many Chimamanda’s that will hopefully take the baton from the Achebes and Soyinkas
Speaking at the event, Chimamanda said that the selection for the workshop was based purely on merit and decried those reading ethic influence, insisting that ethnicity must not be associated with all events and that it was high time Nigerian looked more at merit than any other consdierstion. He said she was an Igbo, and that she was even contemplating organizing separate workshop in the East for his people.
Caption for the pic
The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi( 1st right), with the Mzd of Nigerian Breweries, Nicolaus vervelde(2nd right), and the former Minister of External Affairs, Henry zone in Ajumogobia(1st left), at the concluding part of the Workshop for writers organized by Chimamanda Adichie (2nd left) at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos, on Friday”

Advertisements

Contact Us…

Please send your Press Release/Articles/ Stories/Enquiries to: editor@newafricanpress.com

Views expressed herein are not necesarily that of  New African Press  but that of the individual writers. Facts and accuracies are the responsibilities of the authors. Please also note that some people may use pseudo names or generic emails, to which New African Press may not be able to verify. Therefore, an author’s identity should not be inferred on the basis of name, subject matter, or any other characterization presented here.

Trackbacks

  1. […] Ngozi Adichie organized a Writer’s Workshop in Lagos, the former capital city of her native Nigeria. She wants to look for aspiring writers who […]

    Like

Pls leave your comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Disclaimer

This blog claims no credit for any images posted unless where otherwise stated. Images on this blog are copyright to its respectful owners. If there is an image appearing on this blog that belongs to you and you do not wish for it to appear on this site, please E-mail with a link to the image and it will be promptly removed.

%d bloggers like this: