The Periscope reporter
Prof. (Bishop) Princes Mercy Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies, is appointed in acting capacity as Country President of POLAC.
According to the statement signed by the the Director General, UN-POLAC, Prof. Halo Eton, “a New Ag. Country President has been appointed for UN-POLAC Nigeria.
“She is a former Deputy Country President, Bishop (Prof.) Princess Mercy Funmi-Layo Adesanyo Davies, a Chief lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, ex presidential candidate in Nigeria and a native of Kwara State”.
The acronym POLAC, stands for Positive Livelihood Award Centre, alias UN-POLAC, with the mandate to enhance the effectiveness of the United Nations millennium development goals, now sustainable development goals and UNESCO Culture of Peace Programme, particularly the maintenance of peace and unity in diversity.
Passionate about the transformation, development, progress and unity of Nigeria, Prof (Bishop) Mercy Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies is an accomplished educationist, who believes she can boost Nigeria’s Human Capital Development Index and its competitiveness in the area of skills and talent management.
Prof Davies is a linguist and educationist, who joined public service since 1988, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, South South, Nigeria.
Davies has served as a university lecturer and administrator for thirty-six years; from 1985 to date as a consultant, researcher and activist.
A multi-talented teacher of teachers, Davies is a member of POLAC International Peace Advocate, who currently serves as an International Director, as well as, the Deputy Chairperson on the Board, serving humanity towards achieving ECOWAS millennium goals, the current sustainable development goals.
Davies hails from Ira, Kwara State, North Central Nigeria. In the political parlance, once an ardent member of ACCORD Party in Kwara State over the years, then a prominent member, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and presidential aspirant in 2019
Mercy was later to emerge as the presidential candidate of Mass Action Joint Alliance (MAJA) in the 2019 election.
Davies is the editor and co-author of the celebrated and popular presidential endorsed book, Jonathan/ Sambo Presidency in Nigeria: A Symbol of Peace, Unity and Progress, placed by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in every university and national libraries of the country, in line with the Commission’s continued efforts to promote publications, research quality and global visibility of academic staff in the Nigerian university system.
Princess Mercy Adesanya-Davies, from a royal lineage, was born on October 15th, 1962 and always believes in “Power to the Women and to the Youth of this generation for the prosterity of our unborn children.”
She says “when a woman is in power, the Youth and Children are better empowered and catered for, so also is the entire society.”
As a member of Women for Change Initiatives, within the power play of PDP in 2017, Davies saw the need for the registration of a party as APDP – Advanced Peoples’ Democratic Party, if the Makafi-faction of the PDP had not won.
“A versatile academic and educational prodigy, prolific journalist, widely read, travelled, linguist, poet, author, editor, pastor, psychologist, activist, expert in the field of communication studies, who was in the versity in the 80s, when Nigerian universities were well respected in the global academic community, Divies vision is to pay back to the Nigerian community, which nurtured her to the current status.
“A credible woman of impeccable character, Davies believes in determination, professionalism, excellence, accomplishment and experience. One who cherishes the ideals of a democratic, free and egalitarian society, she thus emerged as the ticket bearer of MAJA and a female candidate in 2019.
“She is known for her leadership prowess and competence, strategic mind, ability and skills, vocal audacity, strong presence and personality.
“She demonstrates resilience as well as versatility, locally, nationally and internationally and political interest, education, humanitarian activities, general experience in administration, in over three decades” Prof Eton would attest.
Davies, with her B.A (Ife), M.A English (Ilorin), Ph.D Applied Linguistics & Communication Studies (Port Harcourt) and P.G.D.E (Port Harcourt) holds a Doctor of Divinity (D.D) and Professor of Divinity (Honoris Causa) of Northwestern Christian University, USA.
She is also working currently on her second Ph.D in Clinical Linguistics and Psychology at TBU-GE, New York, USA, where she serves as an adjunct professor and consultant.
Davies is an academic and educational consultant, on professorial cadre, at Rivers State University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, where she has lectured in language, linguistics and communication studies in the past thirty-two years.
Davies also facilitates courses in Language and General Studies at the National Open University, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria and has served on sabbatical, as Deputy Provost at Life gate College of Education, Ilorin; Kwara State, Nigeria; Dean at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Regent University of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana and a Visiting Professor to the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.
Davies, an international educationist, is an External Examiner and supervisor of Doctoral dissertations, for the School of Postgraduate Studies of one of the African number One Universities; University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Davies facilitates Seminars and Workshops for Longman Pearson, Nigeria and Cinefores, Brainfriend Project, Lagos, Nigeria.
She has over one hundred national and international published articles, books and poems to her credit and has delivered several scholarly, professional and public lectures in Nigeria, Africa, UK, Europe, United States, Canada, etc.
Davies is a member of the following professional bodies:
* The British Association for Applied Linguistics (UK),
* Internationale de Linguistiquee (AILA), International Phonetics Association, UK.
* Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN) Nigeria
* The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA)
* Teachers Registration Council (TRC) Nigeria,
Davies is a winner of several awards, which include:
a. Great Woman of the 21st Century Award by American Biographical Institute USA
b. Woman of the Year Award by International Biographical Centre (IBC) UK
c. The Teaching Excellence Award by American Biographical Institute (ABI)
d. The Achievement in Research Award by American Biographical Institute (ABI)USA
e. Universal Federation Ambassador of Peace Award. Nigeria
f. The Best Adjudicator Award- South–South University Debate Championship, University of Calabar
g. Human Capital Development and Good Governance Award, Abuja, Nigeria
h. Legend of Courage Award, Merit house, Abuja, Nigeria
i. UN-POLAC World Peace Ambassador Award (Amb.P.) Merit House, Abuja, Nigeria
j. Nigeria Woman of Excellence Merit Award, (WEMA), with the theme ‘Women Inspiring
k. Positive Change’ in commemoration of international Women’s Day (IWD), 2014
l. African Achievers Merit Award by the Africa Media Executives, Accra, Ghana, 2014
m. Great African Legacy Award by Noble Global News Magazine, Dubai, UAE, 2014
n. Nigeria Woman of the Year Award, Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, 2014
o. Nelson Mandela Life of Legendary Achievement Medal Award, Dubai, UAE, 2014
p. Kwara’s Foremost Scientists and Thinkers Award, Kwara State, Nigeria, 2015
q. Child Dream Award by Child Dream International, Abuja 2016
r. World Ambassador for Christ WAFC, USA, 2017
s. Outstanding Leadership and long service award by National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), 2018
t. Sir Ahmadu Bello Platinum Leadership Award of Excellence, Abuja 2018
u. ‘JARMAN MATASAN AREWA’ (War Lord of the Northern Youths), Abuja 2018
v. The Award of Excellence Leadership for Great contribution and effort in fighting against COVID-19 by Oga Ndi Oga Foundation, 2021.
Davies is currently in the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 as she commences another Ph.D in Clinical Linguistics and Psychology.
Davies believes, “the Coronavirus curve must be flattened and each country should work towards producing their own prevention and cure, booster/vaccine and no one should be left behind in the fight against COVID-19.
As she takes a lead in the discovered combo-herbal supplement SAAABMAL for COVID-19 in Nigeria; Davies has of recent also written over twenty four (24) poetry books on the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, in year 2020.
Davies is the Chairperson of Princess Mercy Ade-Davies International Foundation (PMADIF)