Tinubu Applauds Ray Ekpu, Co-Founder of Iconic Newswatch Magazine, on His 75th Birthday

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Ray Ekpu, one of the original founders of the renowned Newswatch magazine, celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday, garnering praise from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for leading a life of purpose.

In a birthday tribute conveyed by his media and publicity Special Adviser, Ajuri Ngelale, the President lauded Ray Ekpu as a veteran journalist and esteemed columnist. He underscored Ekpu’s unwavering dedication to the pursuit of freedom, democracy, and the establishment of effective governance in Nigeria.

“On the momentous occasion of Mr. Ray Ekpu’s 75th birthday, I stand together with friends, family, and admirers of this veteran journalist and esteemed columnist to honor his purpose-driven life,” remarked the President.

Having dedicated more than five decades to the Nigerian media landscape, Ekpu’s commitment to progressive ideals remains steadfast. President Tinubu highlighted Ekpu’s substantial impact, noting, “His written words have served as a candid, analytical, and enthralling commentary, characterized by his eloquent prose.”

“On behalf of the Government and people of Nigeria, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to this journalistic luminary as he marks his 75th birthday,” conveyed President Tinubu, acknowledging Ekpu’s significant contributions to the realm of journalism and society as a whole.

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