Buhari Celebrates As Soyinka Clocks 85

Buhari Celebrates As Soyinka Clocks 85

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Professor Wole Soyinka, left, with President Muhammadu Buhari...in Aso Rock sometime ago...

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other prominent Nigerians to celebrate with Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, on his 85th birthday which comes up on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

In a statement from the office of his spokesman, Femi Adesina, President Buhari rejoiced with the literary icon for being one of the country’s greatest prides, and a universal brand.

Said Adesina: “President Buhari joins family and friends of the cerebral academic in celebrating the many years of laudable achievements, recognitions, awards, and consistency, all which have cumulated in pride to Nigerians, Africans and the black race.

“The President salutes Prof Soyinka for his intellectual momentum, interventions on state issues and polity through articles and comments, penchant for justice, and persistence in holding leaders to account.

“As he clocks 85, President Buhari affirms that Prof Soyinka’s lifestyle sends a message to all Nigerians and Africans, especially the younger generation, that real success is measured by the intangibles of courage and impact brought to the life of others, rather than pursuit of personal interests.

“The President congratulates the literary giant for projecting Nigerian and African values to the world, wishing him more years of health, wisdom and service to the nation and humanity”.

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