Late Raymond Dokpesi.

Cecilia Onah, Lafia

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has expressed sadness on the passing of media mogul and founder of DAAR Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Addra, in Lafia on Tuesday, Sule condoled with the family of the deceased, who he described as an astute leader and elder statesman of repute.

He said Dokpesi’s death was a huge loss to the media industry and the entire nation, especially at this period in our democracy.

The governor remarked that Dokpesi’s pioneering role in Nigeria’s broadcast industry was inspiring and would be missed by those whose lives he touched in various ways.

“Chief Dokpesi’s foray into the Nigerian media space and his many accomplishments in the sector will be greatly missed by the people of Nasarawa State and Nigerians in general.

“Today, DAAR Communications and its flagship, the Africa Independent Television, are eloquent testimonies of the late Chief’s vision and long time commitment.

“It is with great sadness that I, my family, the government and people of Nasarawa State commiserate with the management of DAAR Communications Plc and the Dokpesi family in Edo State on the passing of the elder statesman, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi.

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“I urge the media and well-wishers of the Dokpesi family to be consoled by the legacies left behind by the elder statesman who had contributed immensely to the growth of our dear country, Nigeria,” the statement added.