All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described Alhaji Kola Animasaun who died on Thursday in Lagos at 80 as a true icon of journalism.
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He said the late Animasaun who he fondly called uncle played vital role in the development of journalism in the country and shaped opinions through his weekly column in the Vanguard newspaper, Voice of Reason.
In a statement by his Media Officer signed by Tunde Rahman, the former Lagos governor charged Animasaun’s colleagues in the media not to allow his ideals of true and purposeful journalism die with him in this age of fake news and hate speech.
The statement titled: “Animasaun—A True Icon of Journalism” reads: “I’m deeply saddened by the death of Uncle Kola Animasaun.
“A true journalism icon, a columnist of great repute, Alhaji Animasaun played important role in the…