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Jonathan, Mark mourn Dokpesi

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Former President Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has expressed sadness over the passing of the founder of DAAR Communications, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi.

According to Jonathan in a condolence message to the Dokpesi family and DAAR Communications, Nigeria has lost a true patriot and a fair-minded nation-builder.

The former President described him as a successful entrepreneur, media mogul and philanthropist who took the art of giving to a new level and made significant contributions to human progress.

The former President stated: “He was a humane businessman and philanthropist who took the art of giving and human relations to a new level.

“As a patriot and politician, he exemplified the virtues of loyalty, justice and service. A team player and bridge builder, High Chief Dokpesi played the kind of politics that promoted friendship, ethnic cohesion and national unity.

“High Chief Dokpesi will be remembered for his works of charity, devotion to his faith and inspiring leadership, especially serving as a trailblazer who pioneered private broadcasting and played a major role in advancing media freedom in Nigeria.”

Similarly, former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark condoles with the Dokpesi family and DAAR Communications Nigeria and lamented the death of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP chieftain.

Mark stated that the country has lost a political giant who believed in and worked for the sanctity of our unity as a people.

He said, ”Dokpesi was the Visionary leader who pioneered the emergence of private broadcasting in Nigeria with AIT television and Ray Power Fm radio.

“He was Unarguably a trailblazer. He was a jinx breaker. He was a very courageous man. He was a goal-getter who has no room for excuses.

“His exit at this time is devastating. He was so passionate about the development of Nigeria. We shall miss his robust and positive contributions to the socio-economic and political development of Nigeria.

“The media industry and indeed the nation has lost a visionary leader, and the void left by his death will be felt by many.

“I pray that his legacy and contributions continue to inspire and influence the media industry for years to come.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family, friends, and colleagues as they mourn the loss of this great man.”

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