Apart from the emir of Bichi, also expected to grace the event, which is scheduled to hold in Abuja today (May 21) is leading environmentalist, Newton Jibunoh.
Others expected at the event, where the foundation will be formally launched, are top serving and retired military officers, captains of industry, members of the diplomatic corps, political leaders, members of the academia and associates of the late General.
This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the programme coordinator of the General Ibrahim Attahiru Foundation (GIAF), Titus Orngu.
According to the statement, Soyinka would deliver a short tribute titled: “To All, who give their All for All.”
“Apart from the launch of GIAF, there will be the premiere of “Ibrahim Attahiru, a Soldier’s Soldier,” a documentary on life and times of the late army chief, produced and directed by Adeola Osunkojo.
“The foundation will also present Attahiru’s posthumous biography, The man, the soldier, the patriot, biography of Lt Gen Ibrahim, written by Niran Adedokun, at the event. It is published by Cable Books, an arm of Cable Newspapers Limited,” Orngu added.
He explained that the documentary and biography are in celebration of the exemplary life of the late military officer and an opportunity to introduce the ideals that guided his life to Nigerians, “especially when the country needs the virtues of patriotism, selflessness and fellow feeling.”
GIAF said it intends to advance strategic leadership on the African continent with core values centred on the public good, integrity and accountability.
Priority areas for the foundation, superintended by a governing board of trustees, include strategic leadership; peace-building, human, environmental, and social development; mental health and psycho-social support; research and defence advocacy.
TheNewsGurucom (TNG) recalls that Attahiru died in a plane crash in Kaduna, alongside 10 other military officers and men on May 21, 2021.