Buhari celebrates foremost scholar, Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi, at 70

Buhari celebrates foremost scholar, Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi, at 70
April 12 12:47 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the academic and media world in congratulating the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, as he celebrates his 70th birthday on Thursday.

President Buhari warmly felicitated with all the professional colleagues, friends and family members of the septuagenarian, “who has left his footprints in dramatic arts, literature, journalism, publishing and the academia, both in Nigeria and other countries.”

As a former Managing Director of the Daily Times and one of the founding members of The Guardian newspapers, the President believed Ogunbiyi played a significant role in shaping Nigeria’s media industry, which has gained a global reputation for its vibrancy, tenacity and fearlessness.

“President Buhari affirms that the appointment of Ogunbiyi as the current Chairman of the Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University was based on his eruditeness, foresight and exceptional managerial skills in starting and building both public and private institutions into success stories,” a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, read in part.

The President prayed that the almighty God will grant the scholar and administrator more wisdom, strength and longer life to serve his country and humanity.