From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled the family and friends of literary icon, Prof. Isidore Okpewho, who passed on at the age of 74.
He said as one of the winners of the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) in 2010, the late Okpewho brought pride and glory to his country through inspiring novels, teaching skills and mentoring of young writers.
In a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President who also condoled with the people and Government of Delta State, the academia and the literary world, he said the late library icon and multiple award winning and exceptionally brilliant scholar who lived a simple, dignified and exemplary life.
Buhari expressed the believed that the legacies of discipline, hard work and honesty which shaped the life and times of the scholar, and were interpreted in his works, will continue to inspire younger writers in Nigeria and across the world.