From: Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, on his 70th birthday.
He noted that as a former Managing Director of the Daily Times and one of the founding members of The Guardian newspapers, Ogunbiyi played a significant role in shaping Nigeria’s media industry, which has gained a global reputation for its vibrancy, tenacity and fearlessness.
President Buhari affirmed that the appointment of Ogunbiyi as the current Chairman of the Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University was based on his eruditeness, foresight and exceptional managerial skills in starting and building both public and private institutions into success stories.
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement said, President Buhari joins the academic and media world in congratulating Ogunbiyi.
The President also warmly felicitates with all the professional colleagues, friends and family members of the septuagenarian, who has left his footprints in dramatic arts, literature, journalism, publishing and the academia, both in Nigeria and other countries.
He prayed that the almighty God will grant the scholar and administrator more wisdom, strength and longer life to serve his country and humanity.