By Deji Elumoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s first female newspaper Editor and former Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, Concord Press Nigeria Limited, Dr Doyin Abiola, as she clocks 75 years of age.
According to a statement issued on Monday by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, President Buhari appreciated Dr Abiola’s remarkable contributions to the growth of the Nigerian media industry and for inspiring many others to build successful careers as members of the Fourth Estate of the Realm.
Recognising Dr Abiola’s positive influence on responsible journalism in the country as a thorough-bred reporter, columnist and editor, Buhari urged the veteran journalist to sustain her support towards raising the bar of professionalism, responsibility and accountability in the Nigerian media as a trusted source of information in a democracy.
The President joined family, friends and protégés of Dr Abiola in praying for her health and happiness.