President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the contributions of former Editor of the defunct Sunday Sketch, late Gbolabo Ogunsanwo, to the media industry.
The President, who mourned the death of the celebrated journalist-turned-clergy in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, also recalled his impact on society through his then weekly column.
He, however, prayed for the repose of Ogunsanwo’s soul.
“President Muhammadu Buhari joins family, friends, and the media industry to mourn celebrated journalist and former editor of Sunday Times, Mr Gbolabo Ogunsanwo.
“The President recalls the height to which the deceased took Sunday Times in the 1970s, printing an unprecedented one million copies per week, and says he left his footprints on the sands of time.
“The late Ogunsanwo, President Buhari adds, would also be remembered for his weekly column, which was full of wisdom, wit, humour, and pointed the way to a better nation.
“The departed journalist spent the latter part of his life as a clergyman, a fact that the President sees as a perfect blend of the secular and the spiritual, and which he commends to those coming behind.
“He prays that the soul of Ogunsanwo would rest in peace,” the statement said.
Nigerian Communication Commission
COVID-19 deaths increase by 80% in Africa, driven by Delta variant — WHO
Tokyo Olympics: Basketball fans express disappointment with France’s victory over D’Tigress
2021 Museum Day: Danbatta harps on innovative Museums for sustainable development
COREN suspends two Engineers for misconduct
BREAKING: Kaduna Govt files fresh charges against El-Zakzaky
Headlines2 days ago
AFRIPOST celebrates CEO of Stanel Group, Stanley Uzochukwu on his birthday
Headlines7 days ago
FG extends NIN-SIM verification deadline, targets remote areas, institutions
Headlines3 days ago
BREAKING: Court discharges, acquits El-Zakzaky, wife
Metro4 days ago
Shareholders take VW holding company to court over diesel scandal
Metro5 days ago
Police arrest house help, three others over alleged killing of banker in Yobe
Headlines6 days ago
Baptist school students: Kaduna bandits collect N50m ransom, hold back 87 students
News6 days ago
Germany returns 7,000 Benin artefacts to Nigeria October – Official
BUSINESS4 days ago
Bitcoin rises above $40,000