Fayemi Greets Osuntokun At 70

April 27, 2012

Pro Chancellor and Chairman of the Council of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Emeritus Prof. Akinjide Osuntokun.

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated eminent historian and diplomat, Emeritus Prof. Akinjide Osuntokun on his 70th birthday.

The Governor, in his congratulatory message to the renowned scholar, described him as one of the greatest examples of the famed Ekiti integrity and honour.

He noted that Osuntokun served his father land to the best of his ability and contributed immensely to national development in the various capacities he was privileged to serve.

Fayemi who also described Osuntokun as ,”professor of professors” credited him (Osuntokun) with contributing to the nation’s manpower development

The Governor added that Osuntokun’s scholarly works have enriched knowledge and become reference points in history, diplomacy, administration and other fields of human endeavour.
He equally praised Osuntokun for his contribution in attracting investment to Nigeria during his tenure as the country’s Ambassador to Germany.

Fayemi pointed out that Osuntokun’s exploits in various universities and contributions to higher education in different nations of the world informed his administration’s decision to appoint the septuagenarian as the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of the Council of the Ekiti State University (EKSU).

While congratulating the Okemesi -born scholar, Fayemi promised the readiness of his administration to continue to celebrate and uphold the ideals Osuntokun stands for.

The Governor wished Osuntokun long life, good health and more fruitful service to Ekiti State, Nigeria and humanity at large.

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