The largest employer of labour in Delta State and former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Barr. Kenneth Gbagi FNIM, OON, has joined the media industry, particularly THISDAY newspapers, Arise magazine, and Arise Television family to celebrate their Chairman, Prince Nduka Obaigbena, CON, on the occasion of his 64th birthday anniversary.
Gbagi, who is the Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), in the March 18th 2023 election in the State, described Obaigbena as an outstanding media entrepreneur.
A press statement signed by Gbagi’s Chief Press Secretary Kenneth Orusi, on Saturday, July 15th 2023, the owner of Gbagi Conglomerate, hailed the THISDAY publisher for his visionary and adventurous leadership style of establishing trademark communication outfits that have remained exceptional in informing Nigerians about the world around them, and educating the world about Nigeria.
The former Chairman, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, also saluted Obaigbena’s courage in assembling a team of brilliant journalists and administrators, who started THISDAY newspaper, and the groundbreaking strides they have made.
The statement added that as a journalist, columnist, publisher, and President of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), Gbagi believed that Obaigbena’s patriotism was exemplary, especially in view of the maturity and the balance NPAN had brought to traditional media at a time the social variant ran riot round the world.
He commended Obaigbena, for emerging the Media Giant for the 2021 edition of Africa Highest Honour Award.
Describing Obaigbena, the Duke of Owa Kingdom, as an “ideas’ man,” Gbagi felicitated with his family, friends, associates and professional colleagues, wishing him longer life, good health and prosperity.
“I join others to celebrate your commitment to a free society and holding government accountable to the people, with your platforms.
“You have continued to blaze the trail in the profession despite several challenges, and your innovations have come to define some of the fine points of journalism today. We wish you many more years.
“I pray that you continue to inspire the new generation of journalists to serve our fatherland, deepen the culture of probity and create an enlightened society.
“I salute your achievements and pray that you enjoy many more years of good health and prosperity.”