- President Tinubu has expressed deep pain over the death of an NTA broadcaster, Aisha Bello Mustapha
- In a statement issued by his aide, Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu acknowledged her significant contributions to the broadcasting field
- The president, however, offered prayers for the repose of Mustapha's soul, adding that her legacy lives on
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The president described her as one of the great icons of the Nigerian broadcast media.
In a statement issued by Ajuri Ngelale, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, on Monday, December 11, 2023, Tinubu paid homage to the late broadcaster and extended his condolences to her family and loved ones, as well as the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON).
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The president described the professional news anchor and presenter as a mentor and beacon of hope to young and aspiring broadcasters.
Tinubu, however, asked God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and comfort for those who mourn.
The president stated thus:
“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,” the President stated.
Children of veteran NTA broadcaster Aisha Bello confirm death
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the children of Aisha Bello Mustapha, a former general manager of NTA Parliament and an esteemed newscaster on NTA Network News in the '90s and early 20s, have verified the passing of their mother.
Aisha breathed her last in the early hours of Monday, December 11, 2023, at an Abuja hospital.
The announcement of her unfortunate demise was made through a statement issued by her family members.
Nigerians mourn Aisha Bello
Also, Legit.ng reported earlier that the heartbreaking news of the tragic death of popular NTA broadcaster Aisha Bello sparked reactions on social media.
Nigerians woke up to the devastating news today, Monday, December 11, though the cause of her death was not made public.
However, according to reports, a funeral prayer will be held for the late Aisha Bello at the central mosque in Abuja by 1 pm later today.
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