Sunday, 12 March 2017

President Buhari Felicitates With Niyi Osundare At 70


President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated a renowned academic, poet, columnist and dramatist, Prof. Niyi Osundare, as he turns 70.

Special adviser to the president, Femi Adesina said in a statement on Sunday that the president felicitates with all the friends, colleagues and family members of the literary icon, who through courage and the power of the pen has contributed immensely to the political history of Nigeria.

The statement added that "The President believes the septuagenarian’s sacrifices over the years can only be rewarded with strong democratic institutions that guarantee free and fair elections and an effective governance that provides security, good health facilities and sound education to its citizenry.

President Buhari also commends the disciplined, forthright and diligent spirit of the erudite scholar, whose written works already span the globe, attracting numerous awards, and whose voice of wisdom will continue to resonate through generations.

The President prays that the almighty God will grant Prof. Osundare longer life, good health and more wisdom to serve humanity".
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