The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday, felicitated with the former President of the National Association of Nigerian Students and current Chairman, International Press Centre, Lanre Arogundade, as he turned 60.
Buhari’s birthday message was contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled ‘President Buhari felicitates with former NANS President, Journalist, Media Rights Activist, Lanre Arogundade at 60.’
According to Shehu, the President lauds the former President of NANS, educator and renowned journalist for his relentless efforts in promoting freedom of the press, democratic principles, and increased transparency during election processes.
“He recognises the important role the association Arogundale leads is playing in ensuring that journalists and other media workers perform their legitimate duties in their respective countries, urging him to do more to ensure that the tenets and code of ethics of the profession are upheld as Nigeria and other West African countries prepare for their general elections.”
He, therefore, joined family, friends, colleagues and well-wishers in praying for continued health and happiness for the sexagenarian.