President Jonathan Mourns Renowned Historian Prof. Tekena Tamuno

President Jonathan Mourns Renowned Historian Prof. Tekena Tamuno

By Silas Ebeh | News Reporter on April 13, 2015
File Photo: President Goodluck Jonathan visited the Hall of Remembrances in the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem on Monday. | WSJ

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan commiserates with the Tamuno Family of Okrika and the people of Rivers State on the death of their famous son and one of the country’s most renowned historians, Prof. Tekena Tamuno.

The President joins them in mourning the first rate intellectual, academician and historian who stood out for many years as one of the very best of his generation.

L-R: Vice President of Ghana, Dr John Mahama; Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi; Chancellor, Ekiti State University, Ambassador Bamidele Olumilua; Pro Chancellor and chairman of Council, Prof Akinjide Osuntokun; Director General, United Nations' Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Dr Kandeh Yumkella and former Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof Tekena Tamuno at the 17th Convocation and 30th anniversary of EKSU in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday
L-R: Vice President of Ghana, Dr John Mahama; Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi; Chancellor, Ekiti State University, Ambassador Bamidele Olumilua; Pro Chancellor and chairman of Council, Prof Akinjide Osuntokun; Director General, United Nations’ Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Dr Kandeh Yumkella and former Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof Tekena Tamuno at the 17th Convocation and 30th anniversary of EKSU in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday

President Jonathan believes that the late Prof. Tamuno, who was also a seasoned administrator, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan and notable public servant, will be long remembered and honoured for his very significant contributions to national development over several decades.

The Nigerian nation, the President notes, particularly  owes the departed Professor a huge debt of gratitude for his immense efforts in helping to document the history of the country’s foundation, growth and development for posterity.

As they mourn the former President of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, President Jonathan urges his family, friends, associates and generations of students, within and outside the country, to also give thanks to God Almighty for his long and very fulfilled life of shining and enduring accomplishments.

The President prays that Almighty God will comfort all who mourn Prof. Tamuno and grant his gentle soul eternal rest.

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