President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with family and friends of veteran journalist and sports administrator, Bisi Lawrence, who left an indelible mark on Nigeria’s media practice.
In a condolence message by his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday, Buhari noted that the deceased inspired many to take up the profession and coaching them to reach the pinnacle of their career.
The president joined the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Guild of Editors and Sports Writers Association in mourning the renowned columnist and sports enthusiast.
He noted that Lawrence had served as Vice Chairman of Nigeria Football Association (NFA) and chaired the media committee for Nigeria ’99 FIFA U-20 World Cup, with outstanding results.
According to him, the front-line journalist, more popularly known as Uncle Biz Law, used his talent in writing, organising and mentoring to serve the country meritoriously.
He believed that Lawrence’s legacy of setting new standards with every responsibility would always be remembered.
The president prayed that the almighty God would grant his soul eternal rest, and comfort all his loved ones.