The author of Nigeria’s National Pledge,Prof. Adedoyin has passed away at the ripe age of 83, Daily Report Nigeria can confirm
The revered author was confirmed dead on Wednesday after a brief illness.
Prof. Adedoyin, lectured at the University of Lagos and was a consultant with the United Nations when wrote the national pledge in 1976.
Adedoyin writing the National Pledge was influenced by by her children who were used to reciting the Oath of Allegiance while schooling in New York, and the State Pledge in Achimota School, Ghana at the time.
The pledge first appeared on the Daily Times on July 15, 1976 in an article titled ‘Loyalty to the Nation, Pledge’ and was shown Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, the then Head of State.
Gen Obasanjo modified the article and introduced it to the country during the formal launch of the Universal Free Primary Education (UPE) and decreed for children to recite the national pledge during school assemblies.
Prof Adedoyin was honored with a national award, the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) in 2005 in commemoration of her efforts towards national consciousness.
She was in the care of her children and was surrounded by loved ones when she passed away.
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