Presidential spokesman and accomplished journalist, Femi Adesina, has been pencilled down for honour by his alma mater – Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State.
Sharing the good news on his Facebook page, the former MD of The Sun newspaper and one time president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, captured it thus: “OAU HONORS 60 FORMER STUDENTS AT 60. GLAD TO BE IN THE NUMBER
“On Saturday, December 4, 2021, the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, will honour 60 graduates of the institution, to mark the 60th Anniversary of the great citadel of learning.
“Glad to get a personal letter from the 11th Vice Chancellor, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede, informing me that I am one of the 60 to be honored with the Distinguished Great Ife Alumnus Award. Who, me? Yes, me o. Common, simple, ordinary me, being invested with such award of honor.
“All praise and thanks to our God who has considered me worthy. I am in the number saved by grace. I am also in the number being honored by Great Ife, an institution I graduated from 35 years ago. It can only be God.
“Great Ife, as our university is popularly called, is a leading institution of higher learning, research, and training in Africa. I am proud to belong to the only Great Ife in the universe. Any other one is a counterfeit.
Congratulatory messages, expectedly, have been pouring in for Mr. Adesina, alongside other honorees.