A book, “A Destiny Fulfilled ” will be publicly presented today, August 12, at the MUSON Centre, in Lagos, by 11:00 am.
The book is a memoir of late Mr Ben Egbuna mni, the first Executive Director News of Voice of Nigeria and a former Director-General, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria.
‘A Destiny Fulfilled’ published by Diamond Publications Limited had been concluded by Egbuna a thoroughbred professional broadcaster, editor, journalist, and administrator before his demise early this year.
‘Pungent and lucid, the 388–page book is BEN EGBUNA’s riveting memoir. It is a study in the development of an individual and the institution’s destiny took him through, filled with candid close-ups on leading names in the media and politics of his era and a lot of behind-the-scene happenings in high quarters in public service.’
The book also gives an account of his civil war experience.
According to Ben, “I was twenty-and-a-half years old and I should have completed my secondary education three years earlier in 1967, but as of January 1970, I had not. Yet I had gone through situations and acquired experience that I might, under normal circumstances, not have had at my age. I had gone through military training and orientation; I had slept in trenches, in the bush for weeks and even months; I had crawled in muddy water, gone without food for days involuntarily; I could handle weapons – rifle, machine-gun, grenade, – and I had learned skills for physical combat. I had been a trainer of soldiers, an infantry officer leading men much older than me in battle. I had seen people die violently in battle, and human corpses lying unattended; I had experienced the brutality of war. I had lived independent of my parents, far away from their oversight and control. I now smoked cigarettes. The tough and difficult times in training and in the battlefield seemed to have imbued in me emotional and physical strength and wisdom beyond my age. I had become street-wise, transformed from the pampered, city-bred lad that I had been.”
Those thirty months of the civil war had not only disrupted my education, but they had also impacted on my total being. They had exposed me to experiences I might never have had in my lifetime.” He said.
Members of the public can purchase the book at N8,000 and N5,000 for Hardback and Paperback respectively. Contacts to reach to make orders are: WhatsApp – 08023508533, SMS – 08033602887. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org, sales @diamondpublicationsltd.com