Former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has commiserated with Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on the death of eminent historian and former Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Jacob Ade-Ajayi.
Buhari who is also the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), described Ade-Ajayi as “one of Nigeria’s greatest academics”.
The former Nigerian leader in his condolence letter to the Governor said Ade-Ajayi contributed immensely to knowledge especially in the field of History.
Buhari said:”In the last 50 years, all primary, secondary and university students in Nigeria who read History would have been familiar with the great Historian.
“He was a teacher to all of us and a major contributor to our store of knowledge and scholarship.
“His contribution to History has not been excelled by any Nigerian.
“If there was a Nobel Prize for historical research, I feel confident that Professor Ajayi would have won it”.
Last modified: August 19, 2014