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Tinubu mourns veteran broadcaster Kabiru Fagge


President Bola Tinubu expressed deep sorrow on Saturday over the demise of veteran broadcaster Kabiru Usman Fagge, who passed away on Friday in the United States of America.

The announcement was made in a statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.

In the statement, Tinubu acknowledged Fagge’s significant contributions to the nation, particularly his influential career with the Hausa service of the Voice of America, spanning an impressive 25 years. Fagge, 77, had become a well-known name across the Hausa-speaking world.

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“His desire to serve humanity through journalism started quite early from his days as a freelancer while teaching. We are grateful for his services through his chosen career and for being a good ambassador of Nigeria on such a global platform,” the statement read.

Tinubu specifically commended Fagge for his dedication to education, highlighting his role in sensitizing and advocating for education through a popular weekly program he hosted.

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The President extended his condolences to the family of the deceased, the government, and the people of Kano State, as well as the entire Nigerian journalism community.