A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state, Prince Dayo Akanmode has described the recent appointment of Professor Olu Obafemi as the chairman, governing council, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State as reward for patriotism and scholarship.
In a statement issued in Lokoja on Tuesday, Akanmode stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has made a good choice with the appointment of Obafemi.
Akanmode, a 2023 Kogi governorship aspirant, hailed Prof Obafemi’s immense contributions in education, community development and governance.
“On behalf of my family and my political group, THE NUCLEUS, I want to congratulate an accomplished teacher, community leader, play wright, social commentator, author and merit award winner, Professor Olu Obafemi on his recent appointment by the president of Nigeria as chairman, governing council, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State. We thank God that this is coming shortly after a recent global gathering to celebrate you on your 71st birthday. This appointment is no doubt a reward for excellence, sacrifice, patriotism and scholarship. Your contributions in the area of education, scholarship, community development and governance will continue to be reference points for this generation and coming generations. God will grant you good health, wisdom and courage to deliver on your mandate. You are a pride to all of us.”