President Muhammadu Buhari joins the academic and media world in congratulating the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, on his 70th birthday, April 13, 2017.
President Buhari warmly felicitates with all the professional colleagues, friends and family members of the septuagenarian, who has left his footprints in dramatic arts, literature, journalism, publishing and the academia, both in Nigeria and other countries.
As a former Managing Director of the Daily Times and one of the founding members of The Guardian newspapers, the President believes Ogunbiyi played a significant role in shaping Nigeria’s media industry, which has gained a global reputation for its vibrancy, tenacity and fearlessness.
President Buhari affirms that the appointment of Ogunbiyi as the current Chairman of the Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University was based on his eruditeness, foresight and exceptional managerial skills in starting and building both public and private institutions into success stories.
The President prays that the almighty God will grant the scholar and administrator more wisdom, strength and longer life to serve his country and humanity.