Buhari Felicitates Prof. Oyeweso At 60, Salutes His Commitment To Scholarship


President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated foremost historian, Prof Siyan Oyeweso, as he turns 60 on February 1, 2021, AMILOADED reports.

Buhari congratulated Prof. Oyeweso via a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina.

The President saluted the commitment to scholarship by Oyeweso, which has seen him author dozens of books and over 150 academic publications, with seminal works on Military and Strategic Studies, Culture history, Nigeria’s Islamic culture, Yoruba inter-state warfare, Nigeria’s identity question, among others.

Buhari, however, urged Prof. Oyeweso to continue with molding of the younger generation to appreciate intellectual rigour, research and scholarship, noting that such are the building blocks of a society and nation that would endure, and hold its own in the comity of nations.

The President further rejoiced with the family, friends and acquaintances of Prof. Oyeweso, as well as the academia in general, as they celebrate one of their own.

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