Sunday, 10 December 2017

Buhari greets Oyebode, Kupolokun at 70


PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated erudite scholar and renowned Professor of International Law, Prof.  Akin Oyebode, as he clocks 70 years.

He also sent the same message of felicitation to the former Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Funsho Kupolokun, who also clocked 70 today.

President Buhari joined the academia, all professional colleagues, family and friends of the scholar, who has spent 44 years in research, teaching and writing seminal papers that both institutions and governments have found most relevant for development.

The President, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, commended Oyebode’s diligence, discipline and exceptional brilliance in bringing fresh perspectives to international law at a period like this in the history of mankind.

As he turns 70 years and retires from the university, the President affirmed that Oyebode’s contribution to nation building would always be remembered and preserved by posterity, believing that more opportunities will be waiting for research, networking and seminal presentations.
He prayed that the almighty God will grant the scholar longer life, good health and wisdom to serve the nation.

Also, the President in another statement by Adesina, celebrates with the “resourceful engineer, administrator and businessman who has contributed immensely to the development of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria over the years.”

He said with his extensive background in the oil and gas industry and public sector governance, Kupolokun will continue to avail the nation his professional and timely counsel as a senior citizen.

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