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Gov Ahmed Felicitates With KWASU Don on $100,000 Literature Prize

 By: Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has congratulated the Head of Mass Communication Department, Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Professor Tanure Ojaide, for being one of the three finalists for the 2017 edition of The Nigeria Prize for Literature.Governor Ahmed in a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Abdulwahaab Oba said he is excited for the display of Ojaide’s poetic prowess which earned him the award.

The Governor noted that the academic feat of Prof. Ojaide has further brought honour and glory to the state. “This feat, among several other honours recorded by the university and its staff, has further demonstrated that Kwara State University, KWASU, is, indeed, a leading citadel of learning in the country”.

Dr Ahmed promised that the government will spare no effort in making KWASU the best among its peers in the country. “Our goal, and indeed the aim of its founding fathers, is to ensure that graduates of the school are current and future centuries compliance”, the governor said.

“As the governor of the state, I will continue to provide enabling environment and lend support for everyone to showcase his skills particularly in the area of scholarship,” the governor said.

Governor Ahmed urged academics in the state to continue to bring honour to the state through their scholarly works in order to properly place the state on global academic map.

Ojaide’s entry, Songs of myself: Quartet, was shortlisted for the Nigeria LNG-sponsored $100,000 Literature Prize, alongside two others.

This followed an initial shortlist of 11 released in July by the Emeritus Professor Ayo Banjo-led Advisory Board.


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