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Buhari congratulates broadcaster, Olasope at 80

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Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said he joined the media industry in congratulating ace broadcaster, Dr. Kunle Olasope, who turns 80 years on Monday.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President felicitated with all the professional colleagues, friends and family of Olasope.

He noted that Olasope’s historical role on October 31, 1959, as the first African broadcaster to appear on the Western Nigeria Television Authority completely changed the tone of journalism in Nigeria, and Africa.

The statement read, “The President commends Otunba Olasope’s courage and patriotism as he continues to inspire younger broadcasters across the country in both the public and private sectors, encouraging a generation of highly skilled and specialised broadcasters that currently chair TV stations and ply their trade globally.

“As he turns 80 years old, President Buhari believes the veteran broadcaster’s legacies will always be remembered, and hopes that his antecedents of discipline, focus and commitment to fairness and excellence will be sustained in the industry.

“He prays that God will grant Otunba Olasope longer life, good health and more wisdom to serve his country.”

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