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“You are an institution” – Atiku celebrates Prof Wole Soyinka at 85

Former Vice president Atiku Abubakar, celebrates Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka as he clocks 85.

The 2019 presidential election 1st runner-up, shares his wishes on his Twitter page.

He posted:

“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. -AA”

President Buhari celebrates Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka at 85

President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm felicitations to Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, on his 85th birthday, July 13, 2019, rejoicing with the literary icon for being one of the country’s greatest prides, and a universal brand.

President Buhari joins family and friends of the cerebral academic in celebrating the many years of laudable achievements, recognitions, awards, and consistency, all which have cumulated in pride to Nigerians, Africans and the black race.

The President salutes Prof Soyinka for his intellectual momentum, interventions on state issues and polity through articles and comments, penchant for justice, and persistence in holding leaders to account.

As he clocks 85, PMB affirms that Prof Soyinka’s lifestyle sends a message to all Nigerians & Africans,especially the younger generation, that real success is measured by the intangibles of courage & impact brought to the life of others, rather than pursuit of personal interests.