The nation awoke on Monday morning to the distressing news of Aisha Bello’s demise, prompting the President to convey his deepest condolences through a statement issued by his spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale.
In the heartfelt message, Tinubu acknowledged Aisha Bello Mustapha as a distinguished figure in Nigerian broadcast media.
“The President extends his deepest condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues, including the management and staff of Nigerian Television Authority, Africa’s largest Television network, as well as the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria,” the statement read.
Aisha Bello, renowned for her role as the presenter of the flagship ‘NTA Network News at 9’, was eulogized by President Tinubu for her captivating delivery of trustworthy news.
He highlighted her smile, warmth, and wisdom, which endeared her to Nigerians and viewers globally.
The President underscored Aisha Bello’s influential role in mentoring young women aspiring to join the broadcasting industry. He emphasized that her eloquence, passion, and integrity served as a guiding light both on and off the screen, leaving an indelible mark on those she inspired.
“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,” President Tinubu stated, reflecting on the enduring impact of Aisha Bello Mustapha’s contributions to the field.
As Nigeria mourns the loss of a broadcasting luminary, the President’s words stand as a poignant tribute to a woman whose influence transcended screens, leaving an enduring legacy in the annals of Nigerian journalism.