President Muhammadu Buhari has said that 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,”. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said in a release issued in Aabuja on Monday.
“President Buhari,” Adesina continued, “notes 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 Prof 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.