Plateau State Governor, Barr. Caleb Mutfwang has commiserated with the family, friends, associates and benefactors of the former Chairman of Daar Communication, Chief Raymond Anthony Dokpesi, who died at the age of 71.
In a statement signed by Mr. Gyang Bere his Special Assistant on Media, Governor Mutfwang expressed sorrow over the demise of Chief Dokpesi, described him as a patriotic Nigerian who has contributed in divergent ways to the growth and development of the country.
The Governor noted in particular, the pioneering role of the late Dokpesi in private broadcasting in the country when he entered the Nigerian mass media industry with his company, DAAR Communications and set-up the first Independent Television, the Africa Independent Television (AIT).
He said Chief Dokpesi left indelible footprints in the media industry, where he shaped Nigeria’s narratives positively through his radio and television stations.
He added that as a committed member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the deceased served the party in different capacities among which are the political campaign Manager for Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, which saw Tukur into the then Gongola State Government House; and played the same role during Alhaji Adamu Ciroma’s presidential campaign and Alhaji Bamanga Tukur’s presidential campaign in 1993 among several national assignments.
Mutfwang regretted that late Chief Dokpesi battled with stroke shortly after the 2023 Ramadan fast which led to his death.
Barr. Mutfwang prayed God to grant his soul eternal rest and to comfort the family, Daar Communications and all his loved ones.
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