Buhari mourns renowned thespian, Prof Akinwale

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has conveyed heartfelt condolences to the Akinwale family on the passing of Professor Ayo Akinwale, a senior lecturer in the Department of Performing Arts, University of Ilorin.

This was contained in a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) on Tuesday at the State House, Abuja.

“The President joins the university community, numerous fans, students and former students in mourning the Ibadan-born academician who made outstanding contributions to the development of the Performing Arts in Nigeria in a career spanning over four decades on stage, screen, lecture rooms and the airwaves.

The President notes that the scholarly works of the accomplished thespian, playwright and versatile producer, preserved on films and published books, will continue to inspire and delight audiences in years to come”, the statement said.

He added that Mr. President prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the departed, and comfort for the chief mourners.

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