Dr. Kalu mourns Dokpesi, describes him as a great man

by Amos Kalu

The convener of Global Initiatives for Good Governance and National Coordinator of PDP Coalaition, Chief Dr. Ekeka Kalu has sent condolences to the family of High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, describing his death as a big blow to the media industry and Nigeria in general.

Dokpesi, the owner of Ray Power radio station and African Independent Television (AIT) died on Monday in Abuja.

His death was confirmed in a statement on Monday by his son and Chairman of Daar Communications, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr

In a condolence message, Dr Kalu hailed the impact the late Dokpesi made on the media in Nigeria.

“The Ezomo of Weppa-Wanno blazed the trail for private ownership of radio stations in Nigeria,.

Kalu noted. “Chief Dokpesi’s AIT has been a great asset to growth and consolidation of democracy through objective propagation of truth and upholding ethics of professional broadcasting. He was an outstanding businessman and a media mogul.”

He added that the late Dokpesi has left his footprint on the sands of time; and his legacies are clear testimonies to his greatness as a man who ventured into private broadcasting and broke the ground for many who came after him.

“I condole with the family of chief Dokpesi and the government of Edo state over the death of the high chief. He died a great man who transformed the media space. May his soul rest in peace,” he noted.

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