The Ghanian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has congratulated Iseyin-born writer, Dr. Wale Okediran as the new Secretary-General of Pan-African Writers Association (PAWA).
The President extended his felicitation message to Dr. Wale Okediran following his recent appointment as the leader of the association, charging him to use his new position for the development of the association.
In a statement signed by the Secretary to President Akufo-Addo, Nana Bediatuo, which was made available to Sunday Tribune on Saturday, stated that:
“The President of the Republic welcomes the appointment of Dr. Wale Okediran as Secretary-General of the Pan-African Writers Association (PAWA), and extends his congratulations to him.
“With his experience and remarkable achievements, the President is confident that Dr. Okediran will work to fulfill the noble objectives of PAWA,” the statement read further.
Following the death of the founding Secretary-General of PAWA, Professor Atukwei Okai, the position had remained vacant for about two years before the eventual appointment of Wale Okediran.
Prior to PAWA appointment, Okediran had been a one-time President of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and a member of Nigeria’s Federal House of Representatives.
The medical doctor-turned-writer, with his plethora of experience, is believed by Akufo-Addo to be a fit for such position.