President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday felicitated frontline journalist and columnist, Chief Duro Onabule, as he turned 81 on September 27, 2020.
In a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President lauded Onabule’s more than 50 years contribution to journalism and incisive public commentaries, which had 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.” Buhari was quoted to have said.
He said Onabule, who was 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.
Onabule is currently Chairman of the Board of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
Adesina said the President wished him longer life in good health and prosperity.