Ambode greets Sam Amuka at 80



LAGOS State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday paid tribute to the Chairman of Vanguard Media Limited and veteran journalist, Chief Sam Amuka-Pemu, who turned 80 on Saturday.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, the Governor conveyed warm felicitations, saying that Amuka-Pemu has contributed largely to the upliftment of the profession of journalism in the country.

Governor Ambode said his strides towards the growth of the Nigerian press are not only evident in how he has spearheaded his newspaper to enviable heights, but also his stance on political stability, accountability and the rule of law.

The Governor said: “Nigeria has benefitted immensely by the presence of Uncle Sam Amuka in the media both as a journalist and columnist from the days of the Daily Times group of which he served as Editor of the Sunday Times.”

“His then column, ‘Sad-Sam,’ stood tall amongst equals as he continuoAusly kept his readers glued to his satirical and literary styled articles, a model he has maintained over the years.”

“It is not surprising that he has brought his wealth of experience to bear in the Vanguard newspapers, one of the newspapers to reckon with in the country today.”

“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Lagos, I wish you a Happy 80th Birthday and many more years of good health, good speed and new heights going forward,” Governor Ambode said.

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