President Bola Tinubu on Sunday, celebrated a veteran journalist and respected columnist, Mr Ray Ekpu, on the occasion of his 75th birthday.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuna on Sunday, August 13, 2023, by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Ajuri Ngelale.
In his statement, Tinubu described the respected journalist as someone, whose life was synonymous with the struggle for freedom, democracy and the entrenchment of good governance in Nigeria.
“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.
According to the President, the veteran journalist has always used his writing skills for the development of society through “frank, analytical and engaging commentary that is uniquely characterised by his beautiful prose.”
“In a career spanning over 50 years in the Nigerian media landscape, Mr Ekpu has consistently demonstrated a dogged commitment to progressive ideals.
“His pen has been deployed to 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,” President Tinubu said.