Committee of Friends of Prof. Benedict Binebai in collaboration with other critical stakeholders in the Niger Delta region will on Sunday 15th Of December 2019 organize a Thankgiving/Reception Party in honour of Benedict Binebai on his promotion to the rank of a professor in the Niger Delta University, NDU, Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, Bayelsa State.
According to information released by organisers of the programme, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspaper, while the thanksgiving will be taking place at the St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Burutu Community early in the morning, the reception party will be taking place at the council pavilion in Burutu by 10:00Am prompt.
However, Dr. Alfred Mulade, Registrar, Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State, Nigeria as chairman of the occasion while His Royal Majesty, Bosu Dio, JP, Ayamabulou 1, The paramount ruler of Iduwini Kingdom, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State will be the royal father of the day.
Meanwhile, Prof. Samuel G. Edoumiekumo, Vice chancellor, Niger Delta University, NDU, Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, Bayelsa State will be special guest of honour as well as Chief Kenneth Donye JP, Chief Executive Officer, CEO Akewa Global Services Nigeria Ltd as Chief host.
According to the duo of Hon. Fred Brisibe and Barr. David Otutufegha who spoke to newsmen in their capacities as members of the central working committee of the programme noted that arrangements are on top gear.
It would be recalled that Binebai was recently promoted by the Niger Delta University authority as a professor of Drama, Dramatic Theory and Criticism, a promotion that was hailed massively by family members, friends and well wishers of Prof. Binebai across the globe.
The Liberator Newspaper can report that top government functionaries, academic dons within the country and Niger Delta rights activists have all indicated interest to storm Burutu for the historic event on Sunday.
Prior to his professorship, Binebai has won several awards in the literary world and beyond.