‘A Great Pride To Nigeria’ – Sanwo-Olu Congratulates Soyinka At 89
Governor Sanwo-Olu hails Prof. Soyinka as a literary genius and champion of social justice
The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has extended his warmest congratulations to renowned literary giant and Nobel Laureate, Prof. Oluwole Soyinka, on the momentous occasion of his 89th birthday.
Sanwo-Olu, in a congratulatory message issued on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, praised Prof. Soyinka’s immense contributions to the world of literature, academia, and governance.
Governor Sanwo-Olu described Prof. Wole Soyinka as a “quintessential scholar and literary icon” who has utilized his position and vast experience to make significant positive impacts on literature, academia, and governance on a global scale.
Acknowledging Prof. Soyinka’s tireless efforts as an advocate of good governance, Governor Sanwo-Olu asserted that the Nobel Laureate remains a source of immense pride for Nigeria and a shining example of the country’s intellectual prowess on the world stage.
In his statement, Governor Sanwo-Olu stated, “On behalf of my family, the government, and the people of Lagos State, I extend heartfelt congratulations to our literary icon and Nobel Laureate, Prof. Oluwole Soyinka, on the occasion of his 89th birthday anniversary.”
“Prof. Soyinka as a literary icon excels in all the genres of literature and his prodigious works have continued to be a reference point in academic circles all over the world. His long years of outstanding accomplishments and consistency in the crusade for the wellbeing of citizens had culminated in his legendary status. He is a great pride to Nigeria, Africa, and the entire black race.
“He is a renowned advocate of truth, justice, and equity, who always align with the populace in the clamor for good governance across the nation and globally. He has demonstrated this on many occasions by lending his voice to national and global issues in favor of the masses.
“As Prof. Soyinka clocks 89, I wish him good health and more years of meritorious service to our dear country, Nigeria, the African continent, and the world.”