President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Wednesday, congratulated Adedoja for many years of outstanding achievements in public service.
Adedoja had served the nation as Minister of Sports, after holding reputable positions in academia, Oyo State Government Executive Council and development institutions, with useful results that continue to attract recognition and awards.
The president sent well wishes to family and friends of the scholar, researcher, educationist and public speaker.
Buhari praised Adedoja’s sense of patriotism and passion to serve the country from an early age as a student leader travelling to many countries advocating peace and development.
The president also praised him for always honouring invitations by governments to share his wisdom, experience and foresight, most times using his visionary leadership skills, gift of intuitiveness and sharp wit to make a difference.
In Buhari’s words, the nation needs the services of the renowned scholar, who turns a septuagenarian, particularly in education where he left his footprints and remains an inspiration to many.
He also noted Adedoja’s contribution to the growth and stability of the APC, Buhari prayed for longer life, good health and strength for the former minister.