Buhari congratulates Asiwaju at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the academia in celebrating foremost historian and educationist, Prof. Anthony Ijaola Asiwaju, who turned 80 today, on April 27.

This felicitation was contained in a congratulatory message issued by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday.

President Buhari congratulated Asiwaju for the numerous recognitions and awards he had secured following his research works on Nigeria, West Africa and Africa.

He acknowledged that such researches had enriched knowledge, deepened understanding and widened the scope of scholarship on cultures and Africa’s search for identity and development.

The president also commended the historian for maintaining a strong relationship with his roots, after conquering many odds to acquire good education.

This, President Buhari said, the historian demonstrated by working diligently to provide ladders of opportunities for many underprivileged people to attain great heights through knowledge.

He also hailed Asiwaju for his ‘patriotism and contribution to national development, especially his willingness to provide wise counsel to governments and institutions when called upon.”

The president prayed that the almighty God would grant him “longer life, good health and strength to keep on inspiring generations of nation builders.”

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