Tunde Opalana, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejoiced with a Nigerian media mogul, Chairman of Leaders & Company Limited and President of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria, Mr. Nduka Obaigbena, on his 60th birthday.
The party in a congratulatory message by its spokesperson, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu said Obaigbena’s contributions to the Nigerian media industry remains unequal till date.
It added that Obaigbena has no doubt been influential in reshaping and revolutionizing the Nigerian newspaper landscape and recently the television business.
“Obaigbena who has built ThisDay Newspapers, Arise Magazine and the 24-hour international news channel, Arise TV, into frontline international media companies, has also shaped our politics, economics and positively projected the unique Nigerian brand, fashion, trends and lifestyle to the international audience.
“Through the annual Thisday Awards founded in 2000, Obaigbena and his team have continued to identify and honour men and women who have made positive contributions to the Nigerian society in the political, global business, education and other critical sectors.
“We celebrate Obiagbena’s patriotic and dynamic interventions in our nation’s life. We celebrate his pan-Nigerian outlook, which has made him to build enduring relationships across the divides in our country.
For us at the APC, Obaigbena represents Nigeria’s can do spirit, open-mindedness, creativity, and diversity. We wish him many more years in good health and prosperity,” said the party.