President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of journalist, poet, author and sports administrator, Otunba Eddie Aderinokun, who passed on January 3, aged 80.
The president made his feelings known in a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Monday.
He saluted the more than 60 years of vibrant journalism practice by Aderinokun, which saw him rise to editorship of the then reputable Daily Express Newspaper, and his contribution to literature through many books, particularly on poetry.
“Also unforgettable are his footprints in sports development, particularly volleyball, where he made his mark as a very successful Chairman of the Nigerian Volleyball Federation,” the president said.
He also lauded the fact that Aderinokun, as President of Nigeria League of Veteran Journalists, shared his wealth of experience, and guided younger professionals on the path of ethics and good conduct, adding that all these would be recorded in his favour by posterity.
Buhari condoled with family, friends, the media, and sporting fraternity, urging them to strive to keep Aderinokun’s memory alive. (NAN)