President Bola Tinubu on Monday mourned the Daar Communications founder and owner of African Independence Television, Raymond Dokpesi.
He said Dokpesi would be sorely missed.
The media mogul died on Monday at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory.
Tinubu’s condolence message was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by his media aide, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz.
He described Dokpesi’s death as a huge loss to the Nigerian media industry and the country at large.
Tinubu said, “The death of High Chief Raymond Dokpesi is a blow to the media industry where he has played pioneering roles in private broadcasting. His pacesetting investment in the industry is an inspiration to many who come after him.
“The history of the evolution of the Nigerian media industry will be incomplete without prominent mention of Dokpesi and his giant footprints on the media landscape.
“I express my sincere condolences to the management and staff of Daar Communications and the family of the late media entrepreneur for this monumental loss.”