Buhari greets Amuka-Pemu at 84

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Chairman and Publisher of Vanguard Media Limited, Sam Amuka-Pemu, on the occasion of his 84th birthday anniversary.

A statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), said President Buhari joined the family of the media icon, the media industry in Nigeria and beyond, to celebrate the award-winning journalist, columnist, publisher and elder statesman who has stirred the conscience of the nation for the greater part of his lifetime.

It expressed the President’s belief that Uncle Sam’s deep understanding and patriotic appreciation of Nigeria, his devotion, sense of duty and leadership in the media industry, are an example to all of us.

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According to the statement, the President recognised the octogenarian’s unrelenting contributions to promoting professionalism in the media industry at a time when disinformation and fake news threaten the very essence of a free and unbiased press in a democratic society.

It said on behalf of all Nigerians who believe in the values the veteran journalist has championed as a consummate professional in the Nigerian Press, President Buhari wished Mr Amuka-Pemu good health, happiness and God’s continued benevolence on this special day.