Friends, colleagues, and admirers of the distinguished Dr. Otive Igbuzor are joining together to commemorate his 60th birthday with an exceptional celebration and conference, inviting the public to partake in this extraordinary event. The grand occasion, aptly named “#OtiveAt60,” is scheduled to take place from 1 PM to 7 PM on September 5, 2023, at the prestigious Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja.
Renowned for his brilliant mind and exceptional contributions to various fields, Dr. Otive Igbuzor’s impact spans multiple domains including his roles as a pharmacist, human rights activist, policy analyst, development expert, and author. This milestone celebration promises to be a unique blend of jubilation and knowledge-sharing, truly encapsulating the essence of a man who has dedicated his life to shaping policies, advocating for human rights, and fostering development.
The conference will immerse attendees in the profound ideas Drand philosophical reflections that have characterised Dr. Otive Igbuzor’s illustrious career. The event will provide a platform for discussions and insights, drawing from his extensive experience as a versatile writer, researcher, and the founding Executive Director of the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy, and Development (Centre LSD). With numerous publications to his name, Dr. Igbuzor has notably contributed to discussions on democracy, gender, politics, and development.
Throughout his journey, Dr. Igbuzor has held diverse and impactful roles. He has served as a former lecturer at the Delta State University, Lagos Centre, where he shared his knowledge and inspired countless students. Additionally, he has assumed pivotal positions such as International Head of campaigns at ActionAid International, Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria, Commissioner of the Police Service Commission (PSC), and Programme Co-ordinator of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).
The event’s hosts encourage attendees to dress in royal blue attire, symbolising the regal legacy of Dr. Igbuzor’s wisdom and accomplishments. The celebration will not only take place physically at the Yar’Adua Centre but will also be accessible virtually via Zoom for a global audience to partake.
Individuals interested in joining the celebration and conference are urged to register using the provided Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlde-sqjwuHNFwQPhYlaQ-6tk7FopkGZQc.
For further details and to confirm attendance, interested participants can reach out to the designated contacts: Mr. Itia Otabor (08033280252) and Dr. Orinya Agbaji (08068455697).
As the countdown to this momentous event continues, the public is encouraged not to miss out on this exceptional blend of celebration and knowledge-sharing. The celebration of Dr Otive Igbuzor’s 60th birthday promises to be an unforgettable experience, honouring a true philosopher whose contributions have significantly impacted the Nigerian civil society space. Dr Otive Igbuzor is married to Dr. (Mrs) Ejiro Otive-Igbuzor, a gender expert, monitoring and evaluation specialist, and Executive Director of the Women Empowerment and Reproductive Health Centre (WERHC), who recently launched two novels titled Trophy Husband and The Travails of Omotejomo.