President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of the National Pledge composer, Prof. Felicia Adebola Adedoyin, describing her as a patriot.

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President noted that Prof. Adedoyin’s patriotic work for the country would be remembered each time the pledge is recited.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has paid heartfelt tribute to Professor Felicia Adebola Adedoyin, renowned professor of Education and composer of the National Pledge, saying her patriotic fervour will be remembered anytime the national pledge is recited.

“President Buhari asserts that the thoughtful and solemn words of the National Pledge by the iconic composer have become an invocation to every citizen of the country to serve our fatherland with faithfulness, loyalty and honesty.

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“The President submits that Nigerians will continue to honour the memory of this legend, who in 33 words gave us a timeless promise to keep for the nation.

“President Buhari extends his commiseration to the Adedoyin family, friends and associates as well as the Government and people of Oyo State on the passing of the academic and writer, whose immense works will remain indelible in our minds.

“He prays Almighty God to grant the departed eternal rest,” the statement said.

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