Buhari mourns Public Relations icon, Bob Ogbuagu

Buhari mourns Public Relations icon, Bob Ogbuagu
August 25 20:56 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to the family of former Managing Director of Champion newspapers and one of Africa’s foremost Public Relations practitioners, Bob Ewulonu Beremako Ogbuagu.

The Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, had announced the death, at the age of 92, of the PR icon on Friday.

According to a statement by Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, President Buhari commiserated with all the professional colleagues of Ogbuagu, who he said spent most of his life in the service of God, and nurturing the growth of journalism and Public Relations in Africa.

“The President affirms that Ogbuagu consistently followed the path least travelled by many in his profession in order to establish Public Relations in Nigeria and Africa, agreeing to serve as the President of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and Federation of Africa’s Public Relations Associations.

President Buhari salutes the uncommon courage, foresight and integrity that Ogbuagu brought into the practice of journalism and Public Relations, attributing his success to the lessons drawn from the nationalist movements and inspirations from the late President of Nigeria, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe,” the statement read in part.

The President prayed that God will grant the family and close associates the fortitude to bear his loss.