President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday felicitated with the Chairman and Publisher of Vanguard Media Limited, Sam Amuka-Pemu, on the occasion of his 84th birthday.
President Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja , acknowledged the contributions of Amuka-Pemu, which he noted, had stirred the conscience of the nation for the greater part of his lifetime.
The president, therefore, joined family of the media icon, the media industry in Nigeria and beyond, to celebrate the award-winning journalist, columnist, publisher and elder statesman.
According to him, “Uncle Sam’s deep understanding and patriotic appreciation of Nigeria, his devotion, sense of duty and leadership in the media industry, are example to all of us’’.
President Buhari also acknowledged the octogenarian’s unrelenting contributions to promoting professionalism in the media industry at a time when disinformation and fake news threatened the very essence of a free and unbiased press in a democratic society.
The president, on behalf of all Nigerians who believed in the values the veteran journalist has championed as a consummate professional in the Nigerian Press, wished Amuka-Pemu good health, happiness and God’s continued benevolence on this special day.