Former IG-P, Mike Okiro To Chair 2nd Stanza 2023 UIAA National Public Service Lecture

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Sir Mike Okiro, PhD

By ABEL JOHNGOLD ORHERUATA

Less than two days to the University of Ibadan Alumni Association (UIAA), Worldwide, 2023 2nd Stanza National Public Service Lecture, former Inspector General Of Police (IG-P and former Chairman, Police Service Commission, Sir (Dr) Mike Mbama Okiro (PhD), CFR, NPM, mni, has been unveiled as the Chairman of the occasion.

The Chairman of the UIAA 2023 Lecture Series Organizing Committee, Engineer Prof. Sarah Akintola, disclosed this today in Ibadan, Oyo State, that the lecture will be a gathering of who-is-who in Nigeria.

Akintola, a Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Ibadan noted that the Lecture Committee were very excited that Sir Mike Okiro, the 13th indigenous Inspector-General of Police of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, would be Chairman of the UIAA 2nd Stanza National Public Service Lecture.

Mike Okiro

According to Akintola “As the Inspector General of Police, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mike Okiro created a channel of communication as a tool of bridging the Police-Public divide, the philosophy that gave birth to “THE DAWN ” newspaper.

 

“The thorough breed ex police boss, Okiro is a prominent Nigerian who have been contributing to global development through his intellectual works even before being promoted to the rank of IG-P (rtd)

“Sir Mike Okiro has a string of firsts attached to his name. He was the first NYSC Member to become Inspector-General of Police and the first retired Inspector-General of Police to become Chairman Police Service Commission. He is a pride of the University of Ibadan Alumni Association worldwide and loved by Nigerians.

Sir Mike Okiro, PhD, CFR

“Again, the versatile retired Police boss was carefully chosen to Chair the UIAA 2nd Stanza National Public Service Lecture because of the title of the lecture which is ‘PUBLIC SERVICE AND THE IMPERATIVE FOR NATIONAL SECURITY IN NIGERIA’ which has been Nigeria’s main challenge and Okiro Haven held so many leadership positions in the country is best for the Chairman”.

Sir (Dr.) Mike Mbama Okiro is a man with vast literary acumen and has authored five (5) books of different genre in spite of the herculean task associated with his chosen carrier.

The lecture shall hold on Friday, November 3, 2023, at the Dame Edith Okowa’s Auditorium, Alumni Complex, University of Ibadan, UI at 3pm.

Guests are expected to be seated by 2:30pm, before the arrival of Governor Seyi Makinde and the Guest Lecturer, Amb. Lt. General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, (PhD), CFR, Former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and former Nigeria Ambassador to Republic of Benin.

Amb. Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai, PhD, CFR