President Buhari Greets Niyi Osundare (The Literary Lord) At 70
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday joined the literary world in congratulating renowned academic, poet, columnist and dramatist, Prof. Niyi Osundare, as he turns 70.
This is contained in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina. President Buhari felicitated with all the friends, colleagues and family members of the literary icon, who through courage and the power of the pen has contributed immensely to the political history of Nigeria.
The statement said he
believes the septuagenarian’s sacrifices over the years can only be rewarded with strong democratic institutions that guarantee free and fair elections, and an effective governance that provides security, good health facilities and sound education to its citizenry.
The President prayed that the almighty God will grant Prof. Osundare longer life, good health and more wisdom to serve humanity.
“Ours to plough and not to plunder” is alluded worldwide to Niyi Osundare.