Buhari, Atiku mourn late Aboderin
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the family of the Chairman of Punch Nigeria Limited, Mr Gbadebowale Aboderin, who passed away at the age of 60.
A statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) said the President equally commiserated with all members of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), the media and sports industry in the country on the death of the respected entrepreneur and philanthropist.
He expressed his belief President that Aboderin, “who was greatly admired by his peers in the media and sports industry,” will be long remembered for his resourcefulness, managerial proficiency and invaluable contributions to the growth of these sectors.
The President prayed that God Almighty will comfort all who mourn him and grant his soul eternal rest.
Similarly, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has expressed shock, sadness and anguish over the death of Aboderin.
A statement from his media office in Abuja said on Thursday that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential hopeful, was saddened over the sudden demise of the Chairman of “one of Nigeria’s leading media groups.”