By Ismaila Chafe
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and associates of Peter Enahoro, one of Nigeria’s foremost journalists, who died on Tuesday at the age of 88.
The President made his feelings known in a statement by his media aide, Mr Femi Adesina, on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to him, as a gifted and iconic journalist, author and publisher, Enahoro earned the public trust by his fearless writings, tenacity, and commitment to the pursuit of truth.
Buhari recognised that the passion of the former Editor-in-Chief/Managing Director of the Daily Times; Assistant Publicity Officer, Department (now Federal Ministry) of Information and Pioneer Chairman, Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, for public service was second to none.
He also lauded the deceased for using his knowledge and mastery to mentor people, who have also added value to journalism practice in the country.
Buhari urged those mourning the demise of this compatriot to reflect on his contributions to the country and build on the many honours credited to him for journalistic excellence.
”May the soul of Peter Pan rest in peace,” the President prayed.