President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with globally recognized essayist, academic and author, Adebayo Williams, as he marks his 70th birthday on September 9, 2021.
The president, in a release issued Wednesday by his Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, saluted the almost 50 years of scholarship, university teaching and contribution to public discourse that Professor Williams has tucked under his belt, extolling him for being a source of inspiration to the younger generation, and a pride to the country.
Noting that the multiple award-winning writer, after years of teaching at the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) took his intellectual prowess to Europe and America for many decades, President Buhari said Williams has used his God-given endowment for the good of humanity round the globe.
Rejoicing with the Williams family, the academia, friends and acquaintances of the celebrated writer and teacher, the president wished Williams longer life, good health and greater contribution to scholarship and sharing of knowledge.
He encouraged the newspaper columnist not to relent in addressing issues of governance very crucial to Nigeria and Africa.