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

Wole Soyinka: Sanwo-Olu Hails Nobel Laureate At 89

By Deborah Oyewole
July 12, 2023
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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.

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”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

Deborah is a graduate of English Langauge with a passion for writing and editing. She is an ardent ...

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