Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello and the senator representing Lagos East, Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, have eulogised the Chairman of the Editorial Board of The Nation, Mr. Sam Oritsetimeyin Omatseye.
Bello described the celebrant as a thoroughbred among journalism practitioners, having carved a niche for himself as one worthy of emulation.
He prayed to God for the celebrant to continue to grow in good health and wealth.
Abiru said: “As an avid reader of your widely read weekly column, In Touch (in The Nation) and fan of ‘The Platform’ on TVC, I can attest to how you have used your journalism to champion the cause of the masses and held power to account on behalf of the people.
“Your command of language is legendary. Literary, historical references you often spice your masterpieces with stand you out exceptionally out of the pack, as a writer who is constantly sharpening his mind with books.
“As a courageous Columnist, subjects and figures many writers dread you scrutinise, the ‘In Touch’ touches everyone – from the lowest to the mightiest.
“Sam, I encourage you to keep the fire burning as a renowned intellectual and people’s advocate through your various public engagement platforms.
“I pray that Almighty God continue to bless you as you age gracefully.”