President Bola Tinubu expressed his sorrow over the passing of former NTA newscaster, Aisha Bello Mustapha, a legendary figure in Nigerian broadcast media.
In a statement released on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Tinubu paid tribute to the late broadcaster.
He offered his deepest condolences to Mustapha’s family, friends, and colleagues, including the Nigerian Television Authority and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria.
Tinubu also joined in honoring the news anchor and presenter, who dedicated 35 years of her life to NTA before retiring in 2022.
“During her time as the presenter of the flagship ‘NTA Network News at 9’, Nigerians and viewers around the world looked forward to seeing her smile, warmth, and wisdom as she delivered news that can be trusted objectively.
“She mentored many young women who took to broadcasting, mainly by watching and listening to her eloquence, passion, and integrity on the screen, in the newsroom, and off the screen.
“Her legacy in broadcast journalism lives on in the rich news archives she leaves behind and the contributions she made to the development of broadcasting in Nigeria. She brought news to life and will continue to be a beacon to inspire generations in the beautiful art of broadcasting,” the President stated.
Finally, Tinubu prayed for the departed soul to find eternal rest and for comfort to be granted to those left to mourn.