Pat Utomi, the professor of political economy, is set to hold a reading event for his book ‘Why Not: Citizenship, State Capture, Creeping Fascism and Criminal Hijack of Politics in Nigeria’.


Utomi, in a statement seen by TheCable Lifestyle, said the event will hold on March 11, at Rovingheights Bookstore, Lagos.

The professor also said he will be discussing and signing copies of the book at Landmark Center, Oniru from 5:30 pm.

“In 2018, a study showed that Nigeria had become the most miserable place to be human on earth,” the book’s synopsis read.


“Political primaries showed no effort to find leaders that could tackle the myriad of problems [facing] the country, thereby presenting a grave danger that the Nigerian state could degenerate into a criminal enterprise.”

Utomi said the book ‘Why Not?’ responds to the question “Why Bother?” which is posed by those who think that criminal capture of politics in Nigeria is complete and hands should be folded and observer binoculars, rented.

The book starts by mapping out a new path for fascism in Nigeria and reveals “how a sense of shame met its death in Nigeria”.


Utomi’s event will be moderated by Kunle Lawal, who is a politician, entrepreneur, and executive director of The Electoral College Nigeria.

Speaking on the event, Adedotun Eyinade, Rovingheights’ co-founder, said: “We hope that the event will offer an opportunity for readers to critically engage with Prof Utomi’s latest book.

“The conversation in the book ‘Why Not’ couldn’t have been timelier.


“The themes are instructive, pertinent, and should be on the front burners of engaging conversations about how to rescue Nigeria from the precipice it is tottering on.”

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