As Mathew Kukah Becomes Academy’s Honorary Fellow

By Samson Yaki

The Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Lokoja, Professor Olayemi Durotimi Akinwumi and five other leading humanistic scholars have been conferred the award of the Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL).

The Secretary, Nigerian Academy of Letters, Ayobami Kehinde, who made this known in a statement said the fellows were admitted into the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy on the basis of their outstanding contributions to scholarship and extension of the frontiers of knowledge in their various subfields of the Humanities.

The new Fellows include  Professor Ahmed Parker Yerima  (Theatre Arts –    Regular Fellow), Professor Adebola Babatunde Ekanola  (Philosophy –   Regular Fellow), Professor Frank Maduabuchi Dukor  (Philosophy-      Regular Fellow), Professor Olayemi Durotimi Akinwumi  (History –      Regular Fellow), Professor Lateef  Babatunde Ayeleru    (French-   Regular Fellow) and Professor Isidore Okeawolam Diala  (Literature – Regular Fellow).

The statement said the six new Fellows were elected after a robust review process that qualified them to be recognised for the excellence of their research outputs.

In the same vein, His Eminence, Most Reverend Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, has been elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Academy.

Congratulating them for their new appointments on behalf of the College of Fellows, the Executive Committee and Members of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, Mr. Kehinde wished them success in their new status.

The Fellows of the Nigerian Academy of Letters are a group of distinguished scholars of the humanities, nominated and elected in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the humanistic scholarship.

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