The International Association of World Peace Advocates IAWPA has recognised the contributions of Prof. David Adamu Baikie by appointing him as a United Nations recognised Eminent Peace Ambassador. Prof Baiki is the founding Vice Chancellor of the Nasarawa State University Keffi and remains one of the most foremost educationists in the country.
In an event which took place in the private residence of the Professor Emeritus, Amb. Dr. Emmanuel Nkweke the International spokesman of the association described Professor Baikie as a blessing to humanity especially the younger generation. Amb Nkweke commended him for using his academic prowess to promote education, peace and unity in the country.
Amb. Nkweke said with the blessing of age and wisdom which God has blessed the renowned octogenarian with, the younger generation will forever live to emulate his good works.
The International spokesman of IAWPA said it is no fluke that a university he helped to establish will be recognized by the association under the United Nations Economic and Social Council ECOSOC Special Consultative Status as the most peaceful state University in Nigeria for the year 2020.
“Sir, as the younger generation continue to appreciate your contributions to education as a way of promoting global peace in the country, we wish to acknowledge the foundation you laid in Nasarawa State University that has seen it recognised as the most peaceful state owned university in the country for the year 2020” the International Spokesman stated.
Also speaking at the event, a two time Secretary General of the Northern Christian Elders Forum NOCEF Engr. (Dr.) Yusuf Iliya and daughter of Prof. Baikie Mrs. Jumai Goyol all hailed the appointment and award stressing that it couldn’t have come at a better time than now.
Responding to his appointment as Eminent Peace Ambassador, Prof. Baikie thanked the members of the International Association of World Peace Advocates IAWPA for recognising his contributions to education and Global peace. “I really don’t know that my efforts will be so recognised at this stage in my life. I will forever live to remember and value this day” He stated.
Prof. David Adamu Baikie is the first professor of education from northern Nigeria and aside being founding Vice Chancellor of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, was also a Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin Edo State as well as othe universities in Nigeria and overseas.