…describes him as a fine journalist, advocate of Islam
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the President-Elect has rejoived with the Nigerian frontline veteran journalist, Alhaji Liadi Tella, on the occasion of his 75th birthday.
Tinubu congratulated Tella for his immeasurable contributions to the journalism profession and nation building in general.
According to a statement signed by Tunde Rahman from the office of the President-elect, Tinubu described Tella as “an excellent man and good advocate of Islam.”
According to him, “I congratulate and rejoice with astute journalist and administrator, Alhaji Liad Tella, on turning 75 on March 3.
“I first encountered Alhaji Tella within the media space before our paths crossed during the struggle for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria, during which he made valuable contributions.
“Tella is a fine journalist and important media leader. After a long stint at the National Concord, leaving the stage as General Manager, he rose to the pinnacle of the profession as Managing Director of Monitor Newspaper.
“His deep involvement in the propagation of Islam and promotion of religious harmony in the country is also worthy of note.
“I commend Tella for all he has done for nation-building through the media profession and for being a role model for the younger generation.
“At 75, my prayer for the Asiwaju Musulumi of Iwoland is that Almighty Allah grant him many more years, the grace and wisdom to continue to impact the lives of many more in our country.”