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Buhari greets NIJ provost, Gbemiga Ogunleye at 60


Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan (left); Chairman of the occasion, Dayo Akiola; Mrs. Philomena Ogunleye; author of the book, Gbemiga Ogunleye; Lagos State former Deputy Governor, Femi Pedro; Dr. Doyin Abiola; Fola Adeyemi and Secretary to the state government, Tunji Bello, at the 60th birthday and presentation of a book, The Editor’s Front Row Views by Gbemiga Ogunleye, at Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Lagos … yesterday.

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent felicitations to the Provost of Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Mr. Gbemiga Ogunleye, on his 60th birthday. The President, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, yesterday, joined staff, members and students of NIJ, Nigerian Union of Journalists, the Nigerian Guild of Editors, family and friends of the journalist, lawyer and provost in celebrating the landmark age and his contributions to the development of journalism in Nigeria.

Buhari said the bastion of Nigeria’s democracy remains the Press and the courageous and brilliant journalists who daily make sacrifices to verify, clarify and publish the truth.He commended Ogunleye for providing good leadership for the institution that prepares future journalists and hones the skills of those already in the profession.

As he turns 60, Buhari urged the editor and administrator, who worked with many media houses, to use his versatile experience in journalism and legal practice to uplift the nation by ensuring that principles of accuracy, balance, fairness and humanity remain sacrosanct, setting proper standards for citizen journalists.

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