President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with foremost historian, Prof Siyan Oyeweso, as he turns 60 on Monday, February 1, 2021.
The Special Adviser to the President, (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, in a statement on Monday said Buhari salutes the commitment to scholarship by Oyeweso, which has seen him author dozens of books and over 150 academic publications.
Oyeweso has also authored seminal works on Military and Strategic Studies, Culture history, Nigeria’s Islamic culture, Yoruba inter-state warfare, Nigeria’s identity question, among others.
According to his statement, Buhari urged Professor Oyeweso to continue with moulding of the younger generation to appreciate intellectual rigour, research and scholarship, noting that such are the building blocks of a society and nation that would endure, and hold its own in the comity of nations.
The President rejoices with the family, friends and acquaintances of Prof Oyeweso, as well as the academia in general, as they celebrate one of their own.