Buhari Greets Veteran Journalist, Lekan Alabi at 70, Condoles with Ekesons Chairman

File Photo: President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council Meeting in State House on 23rd Sep 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with veteran journalist and author, Oloye Lekan Alabi, the Agba Akin Olubadan of Ibadanland, on his 70th birthday, October 27, 2020, joining friends and family to celebrate with the renowned writer, whose contributions continue to inspire.

The President salutes the foremost journalist, who served five governors with his astute communication skills as a Press Secretary, and continues to project the diversity of the country as a Cultural Ambassador of the National Museum, Ile-Ife, working variously as a consultant to private and public institutions.

As a journalist, with experience in both print and broadcast journalism, President Buhari commends Oloye Alabi for also extending his interest into development and educational issues, chairing many foundations that work for the improvement of the lives of Nigerians, like Adegoke Adelabu (Penkelemesi) and Yusufu Olatunji (Baba l’ Egba) Foundation.


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The President congratulates Oloye on the launch of a biography to mark the milestone, believing that the material will go a long way in contributing to knowledge in the country.

President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will grant the Agba Akin Olubadan of Ibadanland longer life, good health and wisdom to keep serving the country.

In another development, the president had sent his heartfelt condolence to leading industrialist and business entrepreneur, Chief Eugene Nzom Ojukwu, on the loss of his wife, Fanny, aged 70.

The President urges the Chairman of E. Ekesons Group to take heart at the passage of his long-time companion, who kept the home front, while the husband toiled to build his business conglomerate, ensuring that the children were well nurtured into successful professionals that they are in different walks of life today.


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President Buhari enjoins the Ojukwu family to find comfort in the fact that the departed lived a quality life, and positively touched all that came in contact with her.

He prays that God will accept the soul of Mrs Fanny Ojukwu, and give those she left behind fortitude to bear the loss.