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Buhari Celebrates Legendary Poet, Niyi Osundare at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the literary world to felicitate with renowned academic, poet, columnist and dramatist, Prof. Niyi Osundare, on today’s occasion of his 70th birthday.

Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media, Mr. Feni Adesina, said he felicitated with all the friends, colleagues and family members of the literary icon, “who through courage and power of the pen has contributed immensely to the political history of Nigeria.”

The statement further said the president believed that the septuagenarian’s sacrifices over the years could only be rewarded with strong democratic institutions that guarantee free and fair elections as well as effective governance that provides security, good health, facilities and sound education to its citizenry.

“As he turns 70, President Buhari commends the disciplined, forthright and diligent spirit of the erudite scholar, whose written works already span the globe, attracting numerous awards, and whose voice of wisdom will continue to resonate through generations.

“The president prays that the Almighty God will grant Prof. Osundare longer life, good health and wisdom to serve humanity,” the statement added. 

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