By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated renowned journalist, author and publisher, Chief Areoye Oyebola who clocks 80 years on Friday.
A statement by presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina on Thursday in Abuja stated that “President Buhari joined the entire media industry, publishers, family and friends of Chief Oyebola in celebrating the lofty achievements of the octogenarian, who variously served as Editor of Daily Times, Commissioner in Western State of Nigeria, Oyo State, and the board of many public and private institutions.”
The President reiterates that the “patriotism and commitment displayed by Chief Oyebola in nation building has been clearly demonstrated in his early participation in politics, and relentless pursuit of justice and fairness in joining NADECO and Afenifere during the troubling times in Nigeria’s democracy.”
He commended ” the untiring efforts of the veteran journalist and publisher in contributing to the development of Nigeria through the writing of many articles and books over many years, and most recently his courage to start an NGO, Movement for Nigeria’s Total Transformation (MNTT).”
The President also prayed almighty God to grant Chief Oyebola “longer life, good health and more strength to continue serving the country he loves, and humanity in general.”