President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the General Secretary of Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria, NPAN, Mohammed Idris, on his 55th birthday.
In a congratulatory message issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, Buhari joined family members and friends to celebrate with the ”influential media and communications entrepreneur, whose profile continues to rise.”
The president congratulated Idris, the Kakaki of Nupe, who is Chairman of Bifocal Group, owners of WEFM 106.3 and publisher of Blueprint newspaper.
He saluted Idris’s courage for investing in the vibrant and dynamic Nigerian media industry, and working diligently to always ensure fairness, balance and accuracy.
Mr Buhari extolled the General Secretary of NPAN for also expanding frontiers of news reporting in the country by exploring use of local languages, which promotes awareness and inclusiveness.
While noting his efforts in setting up a foundation that caters to the underprivileged in society, the president lauded Idris for investing in media and communications.
The president also noted the footprints of the Chairman of Bifocal Group in other sectors of the economy, which include tourism, construction, logistics and a budding interest in politics.
He prayed that almighty God would expand his coast, grant him longer life and good health.