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Buhari Makes Fresh Next Level Appointment



President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Lateef Ayeleru as Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria French Language Village, Badagry.

The fresh appointment was made known in a statement on Friday by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

Naija News gathered that Professor Ayeleru appointment which took effect from January 10, 2020, was for a single term of five years.


Ayeleru, who hails from Iwajowa Local Government Area of Oyo State, was born on February 12, 1966.

He holds a PhD in African Literature/Applied Linguistics; Masters Degree in French Studies; Bachelor of Arts degree in French as well as other degrees.

Prof. Ayeleru is also a recipient and member of various scholarships, prizes, societies and fellowships from local and international organisations.


Ayeleru, a Professor of French, Applied Linguistics and African Literature, had done and supervised many research works in academia.

He was a three-time head of Department of European Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, until his appointment.