President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm felicitations to former President, Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, Malam Halilu Ibrahim Dantiye, on his 60th birthday, on April 2, 2021.
President Buhari, in a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), greeted the former two-term President of the NGE and renowned Communications Strategist, congratulating the veteran journalist for more than 40 years of service to his profession, with many scores, including working as Permanent Secretary in Kano State.
The President joined the Nigerian Union of Journalists and Nigerian Guild of Editors in celebrating with Malam Dantiye, fondly called “Baba’’, whose dedication to his profession, and passion for development communication impacted greatly on the dynamic media industry, regularly positioning him for more responsibilities and leadership roles.
President Buhari noted the journalist’s versatility as a member of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Secretary of Kano State Steering Committee on Ease of Doing Business, Chairman, Technical Committee on Kano State Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project, and serving as Director General, Media and Communications, to the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and his predecessor, Sen. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso.
The President believes Malam Dantiye’s experience will always be relevant in development, praying that the Almighty God will continue to bless him with longer life and good health.