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Buhari greets poet, author, journalist, Lindsay Barrett at 80  

Lindsay Barrett

President Muhammadu Buhari rejoices with consummate author, journalist, poet, essayist, photographer, and Pan-Africanist, Lindsay Barrett, as he turns 80 September 15, 2021.

A statement by Femi Adesina,
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity), said that

Jamaica-born Barrett took on Nigerian citizenship in the 1980s, and President Buhari recalls meeting him at the war front in 1968, while he covered the Nigeria-Biafra War as a journalist.

“I remember the day he was almost killed in an ambush. He survived by a stroke of luck. I wish him well as he turns the milestone age of 80,” President Buhari says.
He salutes the about six-decades of commitment to creative writing and journalism put in by Barrett, urging the younger generation to learn from his doggedness to his craft.
The President extends felicitations to the Barrett family, the media, and the pen fraternity at large, wishing the celebrated writer longer life and good health.

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