By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the election of a foremost Mass Communication teacher, Professor Raph A. Adefeleye, into the World Journalism Education Council.
In a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President said the Federal Government will always appreciate those who bring honour to the country, particularly in the areas of scholarship and other lofty endeavours.
“It is in that light that the President sees the recent election of foremost Mass Communication teacher, Prof Ralph A. Akinfeleye, into the World Journalism Education Council, the first African to achieve such feat,” he stated.
Buhari noted that the election of the University of Lagos don in Paris, France, last week, “hoists Nigeria’s flag proudly once again in the international arena,” urging Akinfeleye to serve diligently in the three-year term, in which he would represent not only Nigeria, but the entire African continent.
More than 600 participants from 70 countries participated in the World Journalism Education Congress, where Prof Akinfeleye was elected.