Buhari hails Sun newspaper’s ex-MD at 70


The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Sunday, felicitated with ace journalist and editor, Mike Awoyinfa, as he turns 70.

According to a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President lauded Awoyinfa’s 40-year career of informing, educating and entertaining the public.

The statement was titled ‘President Buhari greets Mike Awoyinfa at 70.’

According to Adesina, the President notes with delight the more than four decades Awoyinfa has devoted to journalism, informing, educating and entertaining the public with the best of prose and literary prowess, plying his trade with the News Agency of Nigeria, Concord Press, The Sun Newspapers, and publishing the Entertainment Express, among others.


“He equally salutes the journalist’s foray into book writing, and encourages many more journalists to toe the same path, “since books virtually live forever, and reading makes a full man.”

“President Buhari congratulates the Awoyinfa family, the media profession at large, and specifically the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Nigeria Guild of Editors and Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria, on the landmark occasion.”

He, therefore, wished Awoyinfa a longer life in good health, “and greater contributions to a profession he loves so much.”

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