Atiku Extol Soyinka On His 85th Birthday

The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar eulogised Professor Wole Soyinka on his 85th birthday, described him as a national treasure who has gone beyond the icon status to become an institution of literacy excellence and conscientious activism.

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The former vice president through his twitter handle congratulates the Noble Laureate, thanking him for putting Nigeria on the Nobel map, coupled with his role in FRSC growth and positive impact on Nigerian youth.

Atiku said: “Happy 85th birthday Professor Oluwole Soyinka. I would have used the word icon to describe you, but you are beyond that. You are an institution. An institution of literary excellence and conscientious activism. A national treasure, you are Nigeria’s pride and a beacon to Africa.”

“In wishing you many more years of life, I celebrate the fact that, like wine, you are getting better with age. We have a lot to thank you for. From putting us on the Nobel map to getting FRSC up & running, and expanding the minds of our youth. We can never thank you enough.”