President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated prominent journalist, writer, author and literary icon Kunle Ajibade, on his 60th birthday on 28 May 2018.
In a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari describes Ajibade as a patriotic and resilient person.
“Buhari joins the media industry in specially celebrating the renowned author of “Jailed for Life” and “What a Country!” for his literary prowess and contributions to topical issues in the country over the years,” the statement read.
The President noted that Ajibade has overcome many hurdles, and the sacrifices he made in the pursuit of seeing fairness and justice institutionalized in the country, including going to jail for trumped up reasons.
President Buhari commends Ajibade’s patriotism, resilience and desire to see Nigeria become a better country.
The President prays that the almighty God will grant the author longer life, good health and more wisdom to serve the nation he loves so much.
Ajibade was educated at the Obafemi Awolowo University. He has a Bachelor’s in English Studies and a Masters in Literature-In-English from the same institution.
He has worked as Senior Correspondent at The African Concord, Assistant Editor at The African Guardian, and as Executive Editor of TheNEWS and P.M. News.
In 1998, he was a scholar of the Feuchtwanger Fellowship.