News - North Central - Kogi Updated: July 13, 2023

Governor Bello Congratulates Soyinka At 89

By Maureen Okpe
July 13, 2023

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has extended warm felicitations to Professor Wole Soyinka, the literary icon and Nobel laureate, on his 89th birthday, praising God for his good health and long life.

Governor Bello said Soyinka’s literary prowess has earned him global recognition and played a pivotal role in shaping our cultural and intellectual landscape.

"Through his works, he sheds light on crucial societal issues, provoking thought and inspiring positive change."

The Governor acknowledges that beyond his writing talent, Soyinka demonstrates unwavering commitment to governance and nation building.

"His courageous stance on social justice, human rights, and the rule of law leaves an indelible impact on our collective consciousness.


"As a Nobel laureate, Soyinka embodies Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage and fosters international understanding and cooperation. His advocacy for justice, freedom, and equality serves as an inspiration to all."

Governor Yahaya Bello notes with keen interest,  Soyinka’s ongoing role in guiding our nation toward a brighter future.

"On behalf of the Government and the people of Kogi State, he wishes Professor Wole Soyinka a happy 89th birthday filled with good health, joy, and continued success."

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