President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with renowned Librarian, editor and researcher, Nyaknno Osso, on his 68th birthday, August 27, 2022, rejoicing with the former Special Assistant to the President on Library, Research and Documentation, 1999-2007.
President Buhari shares the joy of the occasion with family members, friends and professional associates of the Librarian, who was one of the founding members of Newswatch magazine, 1984, and editor of the highly resourceful publication, “Newswatch Who Is Who” in Nigeria.
The President extols Osso for turning his passion into value that currently serves every sector in the country, particularly the media, academia, government, corporate institutions and individuals, devoting personal resources and long hours of work to gathering, sorting and documenting people and events in the country.
President Buhari notes the dynamism and diligence of the Librarian, working with the University of Ibadan Library, 1971, Nigerian Chronicle in Calabar, and later at the Villa, from where he initiated the first Presidential Library.
The President affirms the zeal and patriotism of the researcher, who moved from tedious years of longhand writing to computerization and digitizing profiles of Nigerians who distinguished themselves in various fields, starting from 1861, by establishing an online platform, Biographical Legacy and Research Foundation (BLERF).
President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will continue to guide and bless Osso for his good work, and sustain his family.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
August 26, 2022