Mike Awoyinfa, Nigeria’s Prose Stylist-extraordinaire Marks 70th Birthday

..Buhari sends greetings

By Hillary Asemota

For living up to seventy years, Nigeria’s golden boy and one of the most celebrated prose stylist Mr. Mike Awoyinfa, has every reason to mark his birthday today.

Awoyinfa’s journey of seventy years on earth with more than 40 years of that journey devoted to the media industry.

In recognition of a visible footprint in Nigeria’s media, President Muhamadu Buhari, rejoices with frontline journalist, editor and author, Mike Awoyinfa, as he turns 70.

In a statement signed by Mr. Femi Adesina, the President’s Spokesperson, the President recalls with delight the more than four decades Awoyinfa has devoted to journalism, informing, educating and entertaining the public with the best of prose and literary prowess, plying his trade with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Concord Press, The Sun Newspapers, and publishing the Entertainment Express, among others.

He equally salutes the journalist’s foray into book writing, and encourages many more journalists to toe the same path, “since books virtually live forever, and reading makes a full man.”

President Buhari congratulates the Awoyinfa family, the media profession at large, and specifically the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) and Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), on the landmark occasion.

He wishes Awoyinfa longer life in good health, “and greater contributions to a profession he loves so much.”

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