Oxford Prof Adebanwi’s Appointment Represents Hope For Nigeria’ – Mimiko

Oxford Prof Adebanwi’s Appointment Represents Hope For Nigeria’ – Mimiko

By Bayo Adegbite | Politics Reporter on January 18, 2017
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Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State
Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State

Olusegun Mimiko, the governor of Ondo State, has described the appointment of Professor Wale Adebanwi as a Rhodes Professor in Race Remonselations in the School of Inter-disciplinary Area Studies at the University of Oxford as signifying hope in, and prospects for, the Nigerian State and her education.

Mimiko in a congratulatory message signed by his chief press secretary, Eni Akinsola said the trajectory of his academic career shows that hard work, dedication and resilience have always brought, and will always bring, out the best in the people and the country as exemplified by the exploits of Adebanwi.

Professor Wale Adebanwi

“Professor Adebanwi is a product of Nigeria’s education, warts and all,” the Tuesday, January 17, 2017 e-mailed statement said.

“Through hard work, a never say die spirit and unwavering scholarship, he has distinguished himself sufficiently to be singled out for a professorial chair in Oxford University.

“His appointment signifies hope in, and prospect for, Nigeria and her education. It is also an inspiration to younger ones who may wish to pursue careers in the academics,” Dr. Mimiko said.

The Ondo governor said the people of southwestern state identifies with him on his appointment and wish him success in his new position.

“The trajectory of his academic career shows that hard work, dedication and resilience have always brought, and will always bring, out the best in the people and the country as exemplified by the exploits of Adebanwi.

“We are happy on account of his success and congratulate the distinguished professor on his achievements. Though he is now a global citizen, we salute our own son, Wale Adebanwi,” Mimiko concluded.

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