Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has described the death of esteemed media mogul and founder of DAAR Communications Plc, Aleogho Raymond Dokpesi as a colossal loss to the nation.
This was contained in a condolence message issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor , Mohammed Onogwu and made available to newsmen in Lokoja on Tuesday.
Governor Bello extended his deepest sympathies to the family, management and staff of DAAR communications Pls.
“I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of the esteemed media mogul and visionary behind AIT News Network and Raypower FM Dr Raymond Dokpesi. Dr Dokpesi was a true pioneer and an iconic figure in the realm of media”.
According to the statement, Dokpesi’s relentless efforts and unwavering dedication played a vital role in deepening the concept of a free press and shaping the landscape of journalism in Nigeria, stating that through his media platforms, he fearlessly embraced the responsibility of presenting unbiased news and providing a platform for diverse voices to be heard.
“His relentless efforts and unwavering dedication played a vital role in deepening the concept of a free press and shaping the landscape of journalism in our country. Through his media platforms, he fearlessly embraced the responsibility of presenting unbiased news and providing a platform for diverse voices to be heard”.
Governor Bello says Dr Raymond Dokpesi’s impact of work extended far beyond the realms of journalism that recognized the potential of the media industry as a catalyst for job creation and economic growth.
“Through his visionary leadership, he not only established reputable media outlets but also created countless employment opportunities for aspiring journalists, reporters, technicians, and other professionals in the media field. His commitment to fostering talent and nurturing careers will continue to leave a lasting legacy.
“His contributions to the media landscape will forever be remembered and celebrated. His relentless pursuit of truth and dedication to the principles of free press have not only shaped the media industry but have also played a significant role in strengthening our democracy”.
Yahaya Bello says Dokpesi’s absence will be deeply felt, not just within the media fraternity but by all those who admired and respected his work while praying for the peaceful repose of the departed soul. He urged the family, management and staff of DAAR Communications.
“During this time of profound loss, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find solace and strength in the memories of Dokpesi’s remarkable achievements and the positive impact he had on countless lives.