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Soyinka remains a source of support, inspiration – Tinubu

*“Together, along with other activists, we fought for democracy under the aegis of NADECO at great risks to our personal lives”

PRESIDENT Bola Ahmed Tinubu has lauded Nobel laureate and elder statesman, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on his 89th birthday, characterising him as a genuine source of support, inspiration, and encouragement.

In a statement released today by Dele Alake, Tinubu’s spokesperson, the President commended Soyinka for his enormous contributions to the advancement of Nigeria, referring to him as a brother and comrade in the fight to restore and solidify democracy and good governance in the nation.

“Today, I celebrate Nobel Laureate, elder statesman and pro-democracy activist, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on his attainment of 89.

“Renowned playwright, poet, novelist, Professor Wole Soyinka has done a lot for Nigeria. In the literary world, he remains a giant, an Iroko. Importantly, his contributions to the struggle for the restoration and institutionalization of democracy and good governance in Nigeria are indelible.

“Together, along with other activists, we fought for democracy under the aegis of NADECO at great risks to our personal lives.

“Professor Soyinka remains a beacon and a source of inspiration and support to many of us.

“As he attains 89 today, we pray that God Almighty grant him more years and strength so he can be around to witness the new Nigeria we are building in line with our Agenda for a Renewed Hope for the country, where security, prosperity, and economic development will reign supreme.”

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    mickykarim says

    AMEN!

    May God – though he is an atheist – continue to spare his life for more inspirational leadership for the nation.

    TRUELY A BEACON OF HOPE.

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