Sam Omatseye Becomes Fellow of Nigerian Academy of Letters

imageInfluential columnist and Chairman of the Editorial Board of The Nation Sam Omatseye has been admitted as Honorary Fellow of the prestigious Nigerian Academy of Letters.
In a letter signed by the NAL Secretary, Prof. Olutayo C. Adesina, the Academy stated that the multiple award columnist received the honour “in recognition of the contributions you made in your field of specialization”.
“I feel honoured for this rare recognition,” said Omatseye at the news. “I will try my best to always live up to the highest ideals that inspired this laurel,” he added.
The decision was reached by the NAL Executive Council in a meeting on May 27.
“The decision carries with it the responsibilities of full participation in the activities of the Academy,” said Prof. Adesina.
The investiture will take place on August 13, in the Main Auditorium of the University of Lagos.
Omatseye writes a weekly column and has won several awards, including the Nigerian Media Merit Award for columnist of the year three times as well as the Diamond Award for Media Excellence also three times. He has also won laurels in journalism in the United States (U.S.) and Canada.

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