President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian writer and scholar, Wale Adebanwi, on his appointment as Rhodes Professor in Race Relations within the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Space Research on the College of Oxford, United Kingdom.
In a press release by Mallam Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesman, the president said that “As the primary black African scholar to be appointed to the endowed Chair because it was created greater than 60 years in the past, President Buhari affirms that Prof. Adebanwi’s sharp mind and distinguished studying is worthy of emulation by different younger Nigerians.”
It added that “The President, who has maintained a eager curiosity within the hovering profile of the scholar proper from his early years in journalism in Nigeria to a lecturer within the College of Ibadan, is delighted to see him obtain this a lot very early in his life.”
The President additionally famous that at simply forty seven years younger Africans like Adebanwi are exhibiting the wit, steadfastness, inventive power and astuteness of famend African writers and intellectuals resembling Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, John Pepper Clark and Abubakar Imam who put the continent on the world’s data map.
“He’s a supply of pleasure and inspiration to Black Africa as a complete,” he mentioned, wishing the “distinguished scholar extra notable successes as he clinches laurel upon laurel on his regular rise as a scholar of worldwide distinction.”
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