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Writer of Nigeria’s National Pledge, Prof. Adedoyin Dies at 83

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The author of Nigeria’s national pledge, Prof. Felicia Adebola Adedoyin has reportedly passed away on Saturday after a brief illness, Inside Oyo reports.
Prof. Adedoyin, who lectured at the University of Lagos and was a consultant with the United Nations, wrote the national pledge in 1976..





She was propelled to write the pledge following questions by her children who had been used to reciting the Oath of Allegiance while in school in New York, and the State Pledge in Achimota School, Ghana.

The pledge was written in the Daily Times on July 15, in an article titled ‘Loyalty to the Nation, Pledge’ which was shown to the then Head of State, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, who modified it and introduced it to the country during the formal launch of the Universal Free Primary Education (UPE) and decreed that all school children recite the national pledge in assembly.


In 2005, Prof Adedoyin was given a national award, the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON). She was in the care of her children when she passed away, and surrounded by loved ones.

In other news, son of the legendary Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti has contended that those who argue that the kind of clothes women put on is the catalyst for rape is outrageously baseless.

According to him, African women have walked around practically naked for 1000s of years hence there’s no justification for them to be raped because of what they wear.

A portion of his post reads: “Women weren’t created for men. Women weren’t created at all, for men. That lie must be erased from ur head. It’s not a coincidence that 95 percent of all rapists are both Christians and Muslims.

African women walked around practically naked for 1000s of years so what women wear isn’t an excuse neither. How about the damage the Catholic church is doing to our boys and sharia courts sentencing women who defend themselves from rape to death!!

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