Iyorwuese Hagher is a leading African Dramatist and professor of Theatre and Drama. He is a leading advocate of Theatre for social action and development. Hagher is the President, African Leadership Institute USA, and Pro-Chancellor, Afe Babalola University.
Facts About Iyorwuese Hagher
Born: June 25, 1949
Birth Place: Kasar Benue Nigeria
Best Known: for his political plays and Diplomacy as well as an advocate of good governance and leadership. Hagher advocates for soft power diplomacy instead of violence from wars and arms race globally.
Iyorwuese Hagher’s writing career spans over 40 years and mostly focuses on the subject of bad leadership and corruption in Africa. Hagher is also a leading Nigeria opinion leader and advocate of social justice. He has held important positions in the Nigerian Senate and was a member of the Nigerian Constitutional Conference 1994-1995. Hagher served in an executive capacity in the Nigeria Government as Minister of State, Power, and Steel Ministry and as Minister of State for the Health Ministry. He was Nigerian’s ambassador to Mexico 2004-2007 and Canada.2008-2012.
Iyorwuese Hagher is a celebrated African dramatist, poet and non-fiction writer. Hagher is active in social reformation through his plays, essays, and poems where he trenchantly wars against public corruption, violence, mendacity, arrogance, selfishness, and self-deception. Born on June 25, 1949, Iyorwuese Hagher was raised in Nigeria. He studied English, Drama and Political Science at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, where he also taught Drama and produced Plays. He retired as professor of theatre and drama at the University of Jos where he established theatre for development practice.
Hagher is best known for his ideas about Servant Leadership and his passion to reform politics in Nigeria and Africa. Hagher is deeply concerned about the transformative effect of education on the individual and established academic excellence awards for educationally disadvantaged Communities in the central Nigeria. Hagher became the Pro-Chancellor, Afe Babalola University 2010 and has helped to build one of the best Universities in Africa-the Afe Babalola University. In 1999 Hagher established the Leadership Institute Nigeria which trains young people for Leadership and peaceful co-existence with their neighbors. In 2012, Hagher founded the Africa Leadership Institute United States of America, where he works with other African leaders in the diaspora to develop a caring and responsible leadership on the African continent.