The author of Nigeria’s National Pledge, Professor Felicia Adebola Adedoyin, is dead.
The Daily Page learnt that the Prof. Adedoyin, who lectured at the University of Lagos and was a consultant with the United Nations, died on Saturday, May 1, 2021 after a brief illness, according to Inside Oyo.
Prof. Adedoyin, was the person who wrote the National Pledge and it was be published the Pledge in the Daily Times in July 15, 1976, in an article titled “Loyalty to the Nation, Pledge’”.
Her work 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 during assembly.
In 2005, Prof Adedoyin was given a national award, the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).
May her soul rest in perfect peace.