President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the media in celebrating the 50th birthday anniversary of renowned journalist and communication consultant, Dotun Oladipo.
Mr Oladipo is the President of Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP).
In a statement on Thursday by the president’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, President Buhari felicitated with friends, family and professional associates of the journalist, who had served the country for more than 25 years, writing for many platforms, including Newswatch Magazine, Punch, The Sun, before setting up an online medium, The Eagle Online.
“As Oladipo turns 50, the President believes his wealth of experience in journalism and consulting on communication, to both private and public institutions, will go a long way in contributing more to the growth of the nation, noting that communication remains integral and indispensable to development,” the statement said.
“President Buhari notes that Nigerians will remember Dotun, as he is fondly called, for his awesome contributions to the growth, and acceptance as part of daily life, of the digital newspaper.
“The President prays that God will bless and take the publisher to greater heights.”