The Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, has congratulated the 1987 Nobel prize winner for Literature, Wole Soyinka, on the occasion of his 81st birthday.

The congratulatory message was contained in a statement on Sunday signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, describing Mr. Soyinka as “a quintessential scholar who bestrides the literary world like a Colossus.”

“Soyinka excels in all the genres of literature and his prodigious works have continued to be a reference point in academic circles all over the world,” the statement said.

Mr. Amosun said the first winner of the prestigious Awo prize for Leadership “has continued to be a source of inspiration to youths across the globe on top-notch scholarship, values of industry and public spiritedness.”

The governor wished him robust health and many more years of meritorious service to the nation.

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