Tinubu paid respects to the news anchor and presenter, who spent 35 years at NTA until her retirement in 2022.
President Bola Tinubu has mourned the passing of former NTA newscaster, Aisha Bello Mustapha.
Tinubu said Bello was one of the great icons of the Nigerian broadcast media.
Tinubu paid tributes to the late broadcaster in a statement released on Monday by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.
The President extended his deepest condolences to the late broadcaster’s family, friends and colleagues, including the management and staff of Nigerian Television Authority, Africa’s largest Television network, as well as the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria.
Tinubu joined them in paying respects to the news anchor and presenter, who spent 35 years at NTA until her retirement in 2022.
“During her time as the presenter of the flagship ‘NTA Network News at 9’, Nigerians and viewers around the world looked forward to seeing her smile, warmth, and wisdom as she delivered news that can be trusted objectively.
“She mentored many young women who took to broadcasting, mainly by watching and listening to her eloquence, passion, and integrity on the screen, in the newsroom, and off the screen.
“Her legacy in broadcast journalism lives on in the rich news archives she leaves behind and the contributions she made to the development of broadcasting in Nigeria. She brought news to life and will continue to be a beacon to inspire generations in the beautiful art of broadcasting,” the President stated.
Tinubu, however, prayed to God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and comfort for those who mourn.