By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN CITY—FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo, will on February 14, 2013, deliver the 1st Dr. Abel Guobadia Memorial Lecture in Benin City, Edo State.
The theme of the lecture, organised by Women’s Health and Action Research Centre, WHARC, is Reflections on Nigeria’s Democracy and the Role of Women.
Other speakers expected at the event include Governor Adams Oshiomhole; chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega and Mrs Florence Guobadia. Benin monarch, Oba Erediauwa is expected to be the royal father of the day.
Chairman of WHARC, Lady Winifred Onyeonwu, said the lecture was in recognition of the work and contributions of late Abel Guobadia, a former chairman of INEC and immediate past Chairman, BoT of WHARC, and to also create awareness on the health and social development of women in Nigeria.