President Bola Tinubu has mourned the demise of a renowned broadcaster, Kabiru Usman Fagge, who died on Friday, December 15, in the United States of America.
Tinubu in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Saturday, December 16, commended the late Fagge’s contributions to the nation-building, especially his sensitization on and advocacy for education, through the well-known weekly education programme, anchored by the ace broadcaster.
The 77-year-old media personnel was an enduring name across the Hausa-speaking world for his long career with the Hausa Service of the Voice of America, spanning 25 years.
However, the President in his condolence message, said: “His desire to serve humanity through journalism started quite early from his days as a freelancer while teaching. We are grateful for his services through his chosen career and for being a good ambassador of Nigeria on such a global platform.”
He however condoled with the family of the deceased, the government, and the people of Kano State, as well as the Nigerian journalism community over the loss.