The President, in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, joined the media world to celebrate the veteran journalist, columnist and author, congratulating him for years of consistency, resilience and patriotism.
President Buhari noted that Agbese’s passion for journalism reflects his deep love for Nigeria as depicted in the subjects of his columns and books, and the analytical and investigative prowess given to the treatment of national issues.
He commended the veteran for sacrificing his time and talent in pursuit of a greater future for the country, even as he said that he had made sacrifices for Nigeria’s return to democracy and strengthening of democratic institutions that must be acknowledged, and which will remain indelible in the sands of time.
Buhari extolled virtues of humility, discipline, focus and exceptional brilliance of Dab Agbese which he said, have contributed to the dynamism and vibrancy of the Nigerian media industry
The President prayed to God to grant Agbese, who was co-founder of Newswatch magazine, longer life, good health and more wisdom to keep serving the country through his profession.