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Prof. Obafemi Gets 2018 National Merit Award

FUNSHO AKINWALE

Professor Olufemi Obafemi is now a recipient of the prestigious of Nigerian National Order Merit Award.

Obafemi was during the week conferred with the award by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The award ceremony which took place at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, had other meaningful Nigerians decorated with the award.

Prof.Obafemi is a prolific playwright, novelist, poet, literary and theater scholar.

He has authored14 scholarly books, 16 creative books, and over 70 journal articles in national and international outlets.

Buhari in his remarks said the government would continue to support research innovation in the country and also look into the requests of the agency.

Also commenting, the Chairman of NNMA, Prof. Shekarau said Obafemi is the 76th recipient of the award for 2018.

He noted that he successfully scaled the hurdles and is thus worthy to be honored with the Nigerian National Order of Merit award for 2018.

Obafemi in his speech appreciated the President and the board for honoring him with the award.

He stated that good education policies of the government are very important for students to attain top academic achievements.