President Muhammadu Buhari rejoices with journalist, poet, author and sports administrator, Otunba Eddie Aderinokun at 80, July 13, 2020.
The President salutes the more than 60 years of vibrant journalism tucked under Aderinokun’s belt, seeing him rise to editorship of the then reputable Daily Express Newspaper, and his contribution to literature through many books, particularly on poetry.
“Also indelible are his footprints in sports development, particularly volleyball, where he made his mark as a very successful Chairman of the Nigerian Volleyball Federation,” President Buhari says.
The President urges Aderinokun, as President of Nigeria League of Veteran Journalists, to continue sharing his wealth of experience, and to guide younger professionals on the path of ethics and good conduct.
He wishes Otunba Aderinokun, family, friends, the media, and sporting fraternity a joyful occasion as the milestone birthday is celebrated, and prays for sound mind, good health, and continued service to God and mankind.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)