Commander Duro Jerry Omodara, State Security Adviser to Kogi State Government has eloguise the Elder Statesman, Professor Olu Obafemi at First Valedictory Lecture of Faculty of Art by University of Ilorin.
Omodara said that Professor Obafemi’s wisdom and knowledge will continue to resonate with his inspiring life.
He commended the intellectual sagacity of a great academia who had his first play published in 1974 as an undergraduate and has remained consistent in writing, teaching and consulting, sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience to uplift many and create opportunities for others”.
Obafemi who lectured on the topic: “The crystal Ball(ising) of a scholar -Dramatist in the academia: The humanities for a national reconstruction” is a former ASUU activist, a former President of the Association of Nigerian Authors, a former Director of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies and a former President of NAL. Our Poet, Playwright, Songwriter, Ajon Player, Novelist, Essayist, Newspaper Columnist and Editor.
Omodara said that his sterling qualities and academic input in several spheres, even in retirement, yet very active, the university community, the entire academic environment and the nation would for long remember.