Chief Tola Adeniyi: gets Buhari cheers on birthday

By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with the family, friends and colleagues of renowned writer, journalist, columnist, actor, dancer, and dramatist, Akogun Tola Adeniyi, as he turns 75.

Buhari conveyed his congratulatory message in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday.

The president congratulated the entire pen fraternity on the landmark birthday of the man whom he said made writing look so fluid and easy through his column, ”Aba Saheed” which was a compelling read.

He noted that Adeniyi plied his trade for decades in Sketch Newspapers, Nigerian Tribune, Daily Times of Nigeria, and many others, where he held top editorial positions as Editor-in-Chief/CEO.

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The president equally saluted the business savvy of Adeniyi, which led him to found the Canada Africa Chamber of Commerce in 1996.

“I wish this irrepressible writer and columnist good health, longer life, and greater contributions to our dear country,” the president added.