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Buhari greets veteran journalist, Yakubu Mohammed at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari joins Nigeria’s media industry in celebrating veteran journalist and founding Director of Newswatch, Yakubu Mohammed, on his 70th birthday, praying for abiding good health and strength.

The President felicitates with Mohammed, his family, professional and political associates on the landmark age, while commending his courage and dedication to the country, sometimes at grave risks, working variously with some of the pillars of Nigerian print media like New Nigerian, National Concord Newspapers, and co-founding the Newswatch magazine in 1984.

President Buhari notes the contributions of the renowned columnist to the development of journalism, particularly grooming the younger generation, and submits that his footprints are firmly imprinted on the media landscape.

At 70, the President extols Mohammed for maintaining the delicate balance of being at the commanding heights of journalism, and keeping in touch with the grassroots, recalling his contributions to the growth, development and victory of the All Progressives Congress, particularly in Kogi State.

President Buhari prays that the almighty God will grant the journalist longer life, and bless his family.

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

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