President Buhari Greets Veteran Journalist Femi Onayemi At 80



President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted Mr Femi Onayemi, a man who has put over 50 years into active journalism practice, as he turned 80 on Sunday September 6, 2020.

The President in a statement signed by his Special Adviser Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina saluted the commitment of Pa Onayemi to a profession he loved dearly, serving variously as reporter, editor, now editorial consultant, in a journey of over five decades that saw him through publications like Daily Times, Daily Sketch, The Punch, National Concord, The Mail, and many others.


At the princely age of 80, President Buhari saluted the doggedness of Onayemi, “which still sees him being editorial consultant to some newspapers, and imparting knowledge and skill to the younger generation.”

The President wished the veteran journalist happy celebration, and longer life in good health and all-round prosperity.


Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President

(Media and Publicity)

September 5, 2020

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