However, let me say very quickly that the only reason I came here today is because I know the author very well not only as a thoroughbred professional but also as a fantastic human being. Akogun worked with me at THISDAY and I found him very dependable and that accounted for why when he called to enquire whether I would review his book, I did not hesitate in saying Yes, even when it is a big sacrifice for me to come to Ilorin to practically spend three days because of flight connections. And despite the fact that I only read the book on arrival in Ilorin last night, I can attest to the fact that one can still see glimpses of Akogun’s rich experience in journalism, although it is also clear that my brother and friend is now an establishment journalist. I should know, since I have also been there in another life.
On the whole, I will still commend the author for The Ambali Years (A chronicle of the Landmark Achievements of Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali -2012 to 2017).Itis a bookI will gladly recommend to those who may want to appreciate the efforts of Prof Ambali as well as those who seek a better understanding of the challenges of University administration in Nigeria.
Thank you very much for listening and good afternoon.
Reflections on The Ambali Years
By Olusegun Adeniyi
- Text of a review by Olusegun Adeniyi , Chairman of THISDAY Editorial Board, at the public presentation of Mr Kunle Akogun’s book at the University of Ilorin on Friday 13TH October, 2017