Friday 10 June 2022


The Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy & Development (SCDDD) inaugurated its 'Council of the Wise' with a national dialogue on the Leadership Effectiveness & Accountability Dialogue (LEAD) Project in Abuja on the 6th of June 2022. I was a valued participant at the event. The two partners of SCDDD were MacArthur Foundation and Policy & Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC). Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, OFR, CFR, President of the Court of Appeal (Rtd) is the Chair of the Council. The keynote speaker was Rev. Fr. (Dr) George Ehusani, Executive Director, Lux Terra Leadership Foundation, Abuja. Obinna Simon, (M.C. Kazuaye) and Comedian/President Muhammadu Buhari's look alike, is the represemtative of the youth on the Council.

                                     Dr. Dayo Oluyemi-Kusa @ the venue of the dialogue

Some of the participants are:

*Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa - President Court of Appeal (Rtd)

*Amb. Sani Bala - ED SCDDD & Wamban Katsina

*Dr. Kole Shettima - Africa Director, MacArthur Foundation

*Barr. Clement Nwankwo ED Policy & Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC)

*Rev. Fr. (Dr) George Ehusani - ED, Lux Terra Foundation, Abuja/Keynote Speaker

*Dr. Dayo Oluyemi-Kusa - Independent Conflict Transformation Strategist/Gender Specialist, Abuja

*Barr. Ayo Obe - Former President, Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO)

*Ms. Ann Kio Briggs - Founder, Agape Birthright(s)

*Chief Ezenwa Nwagwu - Chairman, Partners for Electoral Reform (PER)

Photo 2nd L-R: Prof. Remi Sonaiya (Former Presidential Candidate)/Member of Council, Dr. Dayo Oluyemi-Kusa & Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa (Retired President of the Court of Appeal)/Chair of Council

SCDDD shall provide all the logistics necessary to ensure the success of the Council in the onerous task of 'fostering national unity' bestowed on it. Please join me in wishing the Council of the Wise all the very best in this labour of love...

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