First Lady Mourns Chinua Achebe

First Lady Mourns Chinua Achebe

The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan has described the recent transition of the Late Literary Icon, Prof. Chinua Achebe as the end of a crucial era in the nation’s history. She recalled with pride, his illustrious career as a scholar who magnified the glory of Nigeria in the global community.

Dame Patience also paid tribute to Achebe as a social crusader whose scholarship often mainstreamed the socio-political conditions of the less privileged.  The First Lady commended the Late Icon for securing for himself and his fatherland through his intense literary enterprise, a legacy of honour.  She prayed God to grant his family, the nation, Africa and the world literary community the fortitude to bear the colossal loss.

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