Buhari felicitates with ace broadcaster, Kunle Olasope, at 80

Buhari felicitates with ace broadcaster, Kunle Olasope, at 80
May 07 19:42 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the media industry in congratulating ace broadcaster and renowned voice talent, Otunba (Dr) Kunle Olasope (MON), who turns 80 years on May 8, 2017.

President Buhari felicitated with all the professional colleagues, friends and family of Olasope, whose historical role on October 31, 1959, as the first African broadcaster to appear on the Western Nigeria Television Authority completely changed the tone of journalism in Nigeria, and Africa.

“The President commends Otunba Olasope’s courage and patriotism as he continues to inspire younger broadcasters across the country in both the public and private sectors, encouraging a generation of highly skilled and specialized broadcasters that currently chair TV stations and ply their trade globally.

As he turns 80 years old, President Buhari believes the veteran broadcaster’s legacies will always be remembered, and hopes that his antecedents of discipline, focus and commitment to fairness and excellence will be sustained in the industry,” the statement by Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina. read in part.

He prayed that God will grant Otunba Olasope longer life, good health and more wisdom to serve his country.