President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of former Managing Director of Champion newspapers and one of Africa’s foremost Public Relations practitioners, Bob Ogbuagu.
President Buhari, in a condolence message issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, also commiserated with the professional colleagues of Ogbuagu.
The President noted that the Ogbuagu spent most of his life in the service of God and nurtured the growth of journalism and public relations in Africa.
He also said the deceased consistently followed the path least travelled by many in his profession in order to establish public relations in Nigeria and Africa.
President Buhari saluted the uncommon courage, foresight and integrity that Ogbuagu brought into the practice of journalism and public relations.
He attributed Ogbuagu’s success to the lessons drawn from the nationalist movements and inspirations from the late President of Nigeria, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe.
The President, therefore, prayed God to grant the family and close associates of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss.
Ogbuagu, the Umuahia-born statesman and one time President, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and Federation of Africa’s Public Relations Associations, died on Monday at 92. (NAN)