News - South West - Lagos Updated: July 12, 2023

Wole Soyinka: Sanwo-Olu Hails Nobel Laureate At 89

By Deborah Oyewole
July 12, 2023

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has showered Prof. Oluwole Soyinka with praises and accolades as the Nobel Laureate turns 89.

Soyinka who was the first in Sub-Saharan Africa to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986 will be 89 on Thursday.

in a congratulatory message on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, Governor Sanwo-Olu described Soyinka as " a great pride to Nigeria, Africa and the entire black race".

”On behalf of my family, the government and the people of Lagos State, I congratulate our literary icon and Nobel Laureate, Prof. Oluwole Soyinka, on his 89th birthday anniversary.

”He is a great pride to Nigeria, Africa and the entire black race.

”He is a renowned advocate of truth, justice and equity, who always aligns with the populace in the clamour for good governance across the nation and globally.


”He has demonstrated this on many occasions by lending his voice on national and global issues, in favour of the masses.

”As Prof. Soyinka clocks 89, I wish him good health and more years of meritorious service to our dear country, Nigeria, the African continent and the world,” the Governor wrote.


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Deborah Oyewole

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