Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C Don Adinuba, is one of the research paper presenters at the 4th Chinua Achebe International Memorial Conference at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State.
A statement released by a Senior Special Assistant to Governor Mr Uzo Nzeribe, attached to the commissioner, said the conference has been scheduled to be held between March 9 and March 11, at Nsukka.
The event has a theme: “Re-evaluation of African Values In The Face of The Crisis of The 21st Century’’.
It is organised by the Institute of African Studies of the University in conjunction with the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC), Lagos, according to the institute’s Director, Prof. Florence Orabueze.
It said the commissioner would speak on “Towards a More Robust Appreciation of Cultural Values and their Correlation with Organisational Growth and National Development’’.
“He will examine how Africa’s social values affect economic progress in the African region.
“Adinuba has for decades developed an acute intellectual interest in comparative cultural values and how they drive or impede rapid economic development,’’ the statement said.
“Known for interdisciplinary approach to analysis of social issues, the commissioner will lace his paper with insights from political science, history, development studies and international management.
“Adinuba is one of the select social scientists invited across the globe two years ago to contribute to the 2ndedition of the Global Encyclopaedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Leadership.’’ The conference is held annually in honour of Chinua Achebe, Africa’s greatest novelist and raconteur, who was at the University of Nigeria as Emeritus Professor after serving as Director of the Institute of African Studies, where he in 1971 started the highly influential Okike: The African Journal of New Writing.