His life dotted with excellence – Tinubu hails veteran journalist, Osoba at 84

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By Ogaga Ariemu

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated veteran journalist, elder statesman and former governor of Ogun State, Chief Aremo Olusegun Osoba, on his 84th birthday.

In a statement on Saturday by Dele Alake, the Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, Tinubu said Osoba’s exemplary life and remarkable achievements are worthy of emulation by many, particularly upcoming Nigerians.

He prayed for more years for the former governor so that he and many others could continue to benefit from his immense wisdom and experience.

“Today, I rejoice with the family, friends and numerous associates of a prominent journalist, former governor of Ogun State and elder statesman, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, on attaining 84.

“Chief Osoba’s life is dotted with excellent achievements. A pioneer journalist started his career in 1964 working with the Daily Times of Nigeria as a trainee reporter and rose to the pinnacle as the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief.

“A pro-democracy activist who fought stridently for democracy and progressive good governance in Nigeria. Unsurprisingly, his people elected him twice as governor of Ogun State, and he remains today one of the leaders of our governing All Progressives Congress.

“Chief Osoba is a highly respected elder statesman from whom many of us within the political class, young and old, receive advice and counselling”, the President said.

Osoba was born on July 15, 1939 in Osogbo, Osun State.

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