Tinubu greets veteran journalist Ray Ekpu at 75, hails Farombi at 85
President Bola Tinubu has sent a goodwill message and felicitations to veteran journalist and columnist, Mr. Ray Ekpu, on the occasion of his 75th birthday.
The President also hailed Rev. Gabriel Olusoji Farombi, General Overseer Emeritus of Foursquare Church, on his 85 birthday anniversary, commending his outstanding contributions to the spread and growth of Christianity in Nigeria.
Tinubu described Ekpu’s life as one that is synonymous with struggle for freedom, democracy and entrenchment of good governance in Nigeria.
He said: “I join friends, family and admirers of the veteran journalist and respected columnist, Mr. Ray Ekpu, in celebrating his purposeful life as he marks his 75th birthday. In a career spanning over 50 years in the Nigerian media landscape, Ekpu has consistently demonstrated a dogged commitment to progressive ideals.
“His pen has been deployed in the service of society through frank, analytical and engaging commentary that is uniquely characterised by his beautiful prose. As he marks his 75th birthday, I send my heartfelt congratulations to this doyen of journalism on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria.”
In his message to Farombi, the President noted that under the leadership of Farombi, Foursquare’s missionary work made a wide and positive impact on the lives of many Nigerians.
He acknowledged decades of service to God and humanity rendered by Farombi as a foremost minister of the gospel and his 15 years as General Overseer of Foursquare Church in Nigeria.
Tinubu said: “On this special day, I congratulate Reverend Farombi for attaining the graceful age of 85 years. I commend this great Nigerian and esteemed senior citizen for his steadfastness and dedication to the work of God, where he excelled exceedingly as the leader of Foursquare Church in Nigeria for 15 years. We are proud of the significant and indelible impact that Reverend Farombi has made in the lives of countless Nigerians as a leader and preacher.”
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