The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, has felicitated the Publisher of the ThisDay Newspaper, Nduka Obaigbena, on his 64th birthday.
Abbas in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Musa Abdullahi Krishi, said Obaigbena, who is also the Chairman of Arise News, has paid his dues as a patriotic Nigerian and a media mogul.
Leadership reported that while noting Nduka’s invaluable contributions to the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria through the media, the Speaker said the media mogul “used his God-given talent to promote the unity and stability of the country”.
He urged Obaigbena and other media owners to continue contributing their quota to the growth and development of Nigeria.
Similarly, Deputy Speaker of the House of Hon. Benjamin Kalu congratulated Obaigbena on the occasion of his 64th birthday anniversary.
Kalu in a statement issued in Abuja, noted the contributions of media mogul in the growth of journalism profession in Nigeria and Africa.
He said despite the challenges confronting the media industry, THISDAY newspaper and Arise TV are competing favorably with many media brands on the African continent.
The Deputy Speaker described Obaigbena as a colossus who has through his own consistent and concerted efforts supported the ambitions of many in the profession.
“I congratulate my friend and brother, the media guru, Prince Nduka Obaigbena as he turns 64 today. His tremendous contributions in the media industry are well noted and the impact immensely felt.
“He has contributed a great deal in the promotion journalism profession in the country and beyond. Aside his laudable innovations that have shaped Nigeria’s media industry for decades, Obaigbena has also played notable role in the Nigeria’s Political Reform,” Kalu added.