EHIME ALEX, Lagos
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated renowned journalist and publisher, Mayowa Abiodun Akinpelu, more popularly known as Mayor Akinpelu, on his 60th birthday.
In a statement on Saturday by his media aide, Femi Adesina, president Buhari, who joined the media industry to celebrate the frontline writer, congratulated Akinpelu for diligently following his passion to serve the country as a journalist, affirming that his reporting and editing skills have truly created awareness and stirred public interest on topical issues and personalities.
Hailing him as one who has cut his teeth working as an undercover reporter, the statement said, “the President believes the adventurous and investigative streak, which thrives in Nigerian journalism, has pushed Akinpelu up the ladders, starting out only with his writing skills and passion, and growing to become a renowned publisher.
“President Buhari felicitates with family members, friends and professional colleagues of the publisher, who made a name in, and popularized lifestyle and entertainment reporting in the country.
“The President prays that the almighty God will grant Akinpelu longer life, good health, and greater strides in his chosen profession.”