Deji Elumoye in Abuja
President Bola Tinubu has received with grief the news of the passing of a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) broadcaster, Aisha Bello Mustapha, who was one of the icons of the Nigerian broadcast media.
The president, in a statement issued on Monday by his Media Adviser, Ajuri Ngelale,
extended his deepest condolences to her family, friends and colleagues, including the management and staff of NTA, Africa’s largest television network, as well as the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON).
President Tinubu joined them in paying solemn respects to the highly professional news anchor and presenter, who spent 35 years at NTA until her retirement in 2022.
“During her time as the presenter of the flagship ‘NTA Network News at 9’, Nigerians and viewers around the world looked forward to seeing her smile, warmth and wisdom as she delivered news that can be trusted objectively.
“She mentored many young women who took to broadcasting, mainly by watching and listening to her eloquence, passion and integrity on the screen, in the newsroom and off the screen.
“Her legacy in broadcast journalism lives on in the rich news archives she leaves behind and the contributions she made to the development of broadcasting in Nigeria. She brought news to life and will continue to be a beacon to inspire generations in the beautiful art of broadcasting,” the president stated.
President Tinubu prayed God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and comfort for those who mourn.