By : Dayo Fasasi,
A Nigerian Professor Abiodun Alao, is set to break 187 year old world record, as he will today deliver an inaugural lecture at King’s College, University of London.
The professor of African Studies, Abiodun Alao, alongside his colleague Prof. Funmi Olonisakin was two years ago conferred with a professorship title at the King’s College African Leadership Centre .
The confinement was done in a letter by the institution’s President and Principal, Prof. Edward Byrne AC, justifying their elevations based on their contributions to African peace and security.
Prof. Alao would be the first ever black African scholar to deliver lecture since the institution was established back in 1829, report revealed.
The Abiodun Alao’s lecture is titled, “Africa: A Voice to be Heard, Not a Problem to be Solved” will be delivered at the Edward Safra Lecture Theatre at the college’s main campus and will be attended by people from different parts of the world including Nigeria, Australia, Kenya, USA and South Africa.
Meanwhile, our correspondent, learned that this would be the 2nd record that would be broken by the professor, as he was the first black African male professor to attain the professorial cadre in King’s College .