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THE ROLE MODEL SERIES ——- NIGERIANS WITH INTIMIDATING CREDENTIALS………….. PROF. BOLAJI AKINWANDE AKINYEMI

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Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it’’ — Proverbs 22:6 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ‘’For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck’’ – Proverbs 1:8 &9 ”Nigerians need to build a society that upholds and defends the principles and practice of democracy, respects fundamental human rights and the rule of law, cherishes and promotes unity in diversity. ‘’A society that emphasizes national identity and merit, rewards excellence, honesty, integrity, respect for the rule of law, caring for one another and the environment, as well as cooperation and harmony.’’ — Vision 2010 Document Prof. Bolaji Akinwande Akinyemi originated from a dignified background. That partly accounts for his successes in life. However, the major fact is that the professor also laboured hard over the decades to become what he is today with the assistance of the Creator. The last prominent outing in the service of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was as Hon. Minister of External Affairs (now Foreign Affairs) a position he held from 1985-1987 in the administration of Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (now retired) THE IFEWARA CONNECTION: Bolaji Akinyemi was born in Ilesa, but hails from Ifewara, a sleepy settlement very close to Ilesa, Osun State, the same native community of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye. Coincidentally, Adeboye and Akinyemi are both 78 years old.  Bolaji Akinyemi is only two months older than Daddy G.O, Pastor E.A, Adeboye, having been born into the family of a respected educator, community leader, and First Republic politician, Canon Josiah Akinyemi on 4th January 1942.  Pastor Adeboye was born on 2nd March 1942. I don’t know but I suspect both achievers must be on ‘’awe’’ terms – An Ijesha word for ‘’my pal or friend or comrade’’ usually adopted by people of the same age group to address themselves. It is important to state that ‘’awe’’ as used here is a Yoruba word that has a different meaning from ‘’awe’’ in English whose dictionary meaning is ‘’a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder’’ ANTECEDENTS – GREAT & VENERABLE POLITICIANS: Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi’s father, the late Rev Canon J.A. Akinyemi who was Principal, Ilesa Grammar School and Chairman,  Ijesha…

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