The former Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, Concord Press Nigeria Limited, Doyin Abiola, has been delivered a congratulatory message from President Muhammadu Buhari as she clocks 75.
Buhari in the message delivered to the celebrant through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, showered praises on the celebrant whom according to him has contributed immensely to the growth of the Nigerian media industry.
The President said Abiola has inspired many people to build successful careers as members of the Fourth Estate of the Realm. Buhari used the medium to urge other veteran journalists to sustain her support towards raising the bar of professionalism, responsibility, and accountability in the Nigerian media.
The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates Dr Doyin Abiola, Nigeria’s first female newspaper editor and former Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, Concord Press Nigeria Limited, on the occasion of her 75th birthday.
“President Buhari appreciates 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, the President urges 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.
“He joins family, friends, and protégés of Dr Abiola in praying for her health and happiness.”
Meanwhile, Kaduna State All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders have been petitioned to make financial sacrifice towards party membership registration and revalidation exercise ongoing across the nation.
Naija News reports that the call was made by Dr Hadiza Balarabe, Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s deputy.