By Ismaila Chafe, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with frontline journalist, editor and author, Mike Awoyinfa, as he turns 70.
In a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Sunday in Abuja, the president recalled with delight the more than four decades, which Awoyinfa had devoted to journalism — informing, educating and entertaining the public.
The president noted with delight Awoyinfa’s best of prose and literary prowess, plying his trade with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Concord Press, The Sun Newspapers and publishing the Entertainment Express, among others.
He equally saluted the journalist’s foray into book writing and encouraged many more journalists to toe the same line, “since books virtually live forever and reading makes a full man.”
Buhari congratulated the Awoyinfa family and the media profession at large, specifically the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) and Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), on the landmark occasion.
He wished Awoyinfa longer life in good health, “and greater contributions to a profession he loves so much.”