Buba Joins Other Dignitaries at the Public Presentation of a Book on Nigeria’s Foreign Policy. Receives Several Accolades on Diverse Roles, Including Authorship of the Foreword to the Book .
It was the gathering of who is who in Nigeria’s political circle when dignitaries converged on the Yar’Adua Centre,Abuja, Wednesday,for the public presentation of a book authored by a long-serving member of the House of Representatives,Hon. Toby Okechukwu,and one other.
The book “Reflection on Nigeria’s Foreign Policy (1960-2020)”chronicles the diverse policy issues and events that have characterised the nation’s basis for dealing with the global community since Tafawa Balewa. In his review of the book,a Professor of International Relations from the University of Abuja lauded the efforts of the writers, describing the coming of the book as timely. He also paid glowing tributes to the Chairman,House Committee on Foreign Affairs and members of the Committee who, through the Conference on the Review of the Nigeria’s Foreign Policy held last year by the Committee in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other partners, brought to the front burner issues on Nigeria’s Foreign Policy, including the need for its review.
On his part,Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila also extolled the commitment of the authors of the book to enriching the body of literature in the specialised area of the nation’s Foreign Policy and diplomacy.He said the book would serve a variety of purposes to not only players in the field of Nigeria’s foreign affairs and diplomacy,but to others who would find it a worthy companion as a reference book. One of the authors of the book,who is also the Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives,Hon. Toby Okechukwu,also expressed joy at the number of people from all walks of life who had attended the event. He said he was glad to see that Nigerians were beginning to appreciate events such as the book launch and promised to do more in the field of academics as the years go by. He expressed gratitude to Rt.Hon. Buba for his support during the writing of the book and for agreeing to write the comprehensive foreword,which he did for the book. He also used the opportunity to, again, commend the Gombi/Hong lawmaker and former real estate mogul for his many commitments to the affairs of Nigeria across the globe,noting that his recent efforts for the evacuation of the mainly young Nigerians from war-torn Ukraine and its neighbouring countries were highly commendable as an act of patriotic sacrifice.
Among those who attended the event were the former Deputy President of the Senate,Dr. Ike Ekweremadu,Sen.Uche Ekwunife,former Anambra State Governor and Presidential aspirant of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),Mr. Peter Obi, several lawmakers, traditional rulers as well as foremost businessmen from across the nation and many others. The highlight of the event was the launching of the book by those in attendance, including State Governors and their representatives.
Nkem Anyata-Lafia Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs to Rt.Hon. Buba April 7,2022 See attached pictures of the event.