President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family and friends of a renowned scholar, writer and publisher, Dr Peter E. Ekeh.
In a system issued by the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhar said Dr Ekeh’s research and publications on African politics and history would continue to provoke new insights and understanding on issues that shape development.
President Buhari extended condolences to family members, friends and professional colleagues of the scholar, who according to contributed to educational development in Nigeria and Africa.
Dr Ekeh was a member of staff at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and University of Ibadan, where he was chair of the Department of Political Science and Chairman of the Ibadan University Press.
The President said the University of Buffalo’s African-American Studies Professor will be remembered for the courage and forthrightness he displayed in championing African cause, through diligent research, writing and public speaking in conferences across the world.
The president prayed that the almighty God will grant Dr Ekeh’s soul peaceful rest, and comfort his family.
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