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President Buhari celebrates essayist, academic, Prof. Adebayo Williams at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari rejoices with globally recognized essayist, academic and author, Professor Adebayo Williams, as he turns 70 September 9, 2021. 

The President salutes the almost 50 years of scholarship, university teaching, and contribution to public discourse that Prof Williams has tucked under his belt, extolling him for being a source of inspiration to the younger generation, and a pride to the country. 

Noting that the multiple award-winning writer, after years of teaching at the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) took his intellectual prowess to Europe and America for many decades, President Buhari says Prof Williams has used his God-given endowments for the good of humanity round the globe. 

Rejoicing with the Williams family, the academia, friends and acquaintances of the celebrated writer and teacher, the President wishes Prof Williams longer life, good health and greater contribution to scholarship and sharing of knowledge. 

He encourages the newspaper columnist not to relent in addressing issues of governance very crucial to Nigeria and Africa.

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President

(Media and Publicity)

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