BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI
The Executive Chairman, Oriental Energy Resources Limited, a philanthropist and elder statesman, Dr. Muhammadu Indimi, will on Wednesday 16 January 2019 present Books on Kanem Borno Empire.
The books, Volumes I and II titled “A Thousand Years of Heritage” which will be in hard and paper cover, when launched and will be sold at N3,500 and N2,500 per copy respectively.
Briefing journalists on Monday in Maiduguri, Chairman of Kanem- Borno Historical and Cultural Foundation (KBHCF), Ambassador Usman Gaji Galtimari, CON, said, the books will feature in the Culture, Religion, Education, Politics and Archeological History of Borno State.
Represented by Alhaji Gambo Gubio, he said, Governor Kashim Shettima’s of Borno State and his counterpart, Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State will host the presentation which is scheduled to hold at the International Conference Centre, Musa Usman Secretariat, Maiduguri.
On why the books did not feature some history and activities of terrorism in the state, he said the Books predate the Boko Haram crisis in the state.
His words: “The Kanem -Borno Historical and Cultural Foundation came into existence in 2016, with the primary objectives of protecting, preserving and promoting our rich historical and cultural heritage as well as fostering unity and understanding among the diverse people of Borno and Yobe and beyond.
“KBHCF has six organs namely the General Meeting, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, Standing Committees, the Secretariat and Patrons.
“The Grand Patrons are the Governors of Borno and Yobe States and the Shehu of Borno while other Emirs in the two states are the Patrons.
“In furtherance of its objectives, the Foundation organised a Kanem- Borno Millennium and Yerwa Centenary Celebration in November 2007, showcasing our rich historical and cultural heritage, in forms of exhibitions, a mini-durbar and an international colloquium.
“The events were attended by scholars and researchers from far and near who presented over 60 academic papers. The titles of the scholarly works cut across all aspects of human endeavour in pre and post-colonial Kanem – Borno.
“It is the result of the colloquium, in book form volumes I and II that will be presented,” he stated.