By Egena Sunday Ode
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with frontline journalist and columnist, Chief Duro Onabule, as he turns 81 September 27, 2020.
The President lauds Onabule’s more than 50 years contribution to journalism and incisive public commentary, which has gone a long way to inform and educate the public, and shape government policies and programmes.
“I am glad that like old wine, Chief Onabule tastes better daily,” President Buhari says, urging him to continue sharing knowledge and expertise with younger generations of journalists, “who have a lot to learn from a committed professional.”
Onabule, Chief Press Secretary to military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd) for eight years, was Editor of National Concord (now defunct), before going to serve in government. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
The President wishes him longer life in good health and prosperity, a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said on Sunday.