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FOLLOWING IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS; REMEMBERING PROF. ADEBAYO ADEDEJI & HIS INTIMIDATING CREDENTIALS

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Spread the loveFOLLOWING IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS Part of our objectives is to feature the stories of Nigerians who could be classified as ROLE MODELS; whose footsteps could be followed by the growing generation as a result of the successes recorded by these personalities by dint of hard work and enviable conducts. The activity also has the objective of promoting the feelings of empathy in the growing ones. It is also designed to make readers see hope in the future of Nigeria through enviable conducts. REMEMBERING PROF. ADEBAYO ADEDEJI & HIS INTIMIDATING CREDENTIALS Prof. Adebayo Adedeji, who died on April 2‎6, 2018, at the age of 87 years was one of the greatest Nigerians with intimidating credentials. For 16 years, Adebayo Adedeji was United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa until 1991. Before then, he served as Nigeria’s Federal Commissioner (Minister) for Economic Development and Reconstruction for five years (1971-1975), following his tenure as a professor of public administration and Director of the Institute of Administration at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife, Nigeria). Professor Adedeji’s achievements dot global landscapes. On the political scene, Adebayo Adedeji played a remarkable role by aligning with pro-democracy movements during the last military dispensation. Thirteen prominent people, led by Professor Adebayo Adedeji, signed the adopted Yoruba position that was forwarded to the 1995 National Constitutional Conference at the palace of the highly revered royal father, the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona. Late Chief Bayo Akinnola was the Secretary to the Committee. He wrote and edited numerous publications, most of which are still relevant and useful today.  “What we confront in Africa is primarily a political crisis, albeit with devastating economic consequences.” ……Prof. Adebayo Adedeji BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: VIEWED FROM THE PRISM OF THE UNITED

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