ABUJA- President Bola Tinubu has, with immense grief, received the news of the passing of NTA Broadcaster, Aisha Bello-Mustapha.
He described Aisha as one of the great icons of the Nigerian broadcast media.
Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
He said that the president extended his deepest condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues, including the management and staff of the Nigerian Television Authority as well as the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria.
Ngelale said the president joined them in paying solemn respects to the highly professional news anchor and presenter, who spent 35 years at NTA until her retirement 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,” he stated.
Ngelale said that Tinubu prayed to God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and comfort for those mourning her. (NAN)