Gombe state governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has felicitated with the chairman of Bifocal Group, owners of We FM and publisher of Blueprint Newspaper, Alhaji Idris Mohammed Malagi on the occasion of his 55th birthday.
In a congratulatory message issued by his director of press, Ismaila Uba Misilli, Governor Yahaya described the kakaaki of Nupe as a consummate media practitioner and thorough bred administrator who has written his name in gold in the annals of history of the journalism profession and the media industry in general.
He noted that, as the Secretary General of Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria and CEO of many enterprises, Alhaji Idris has contributed immensely to the development of the journalism profession, Nigeria’s economy and impacted positively on the lives of many upcoming practitioners as well as deepening of democracy of the country.
The governor also used the occasion to congratulate the management and staff of Blueprint newspaper as the tabloid marks 10th year anniversary since its debut.
He noted that the Abuja based newspaper has since its debut in 2011 continued to grow from strength to strength and has become one of the famous national dailies in Nigeria, which is raising the bar in investigative journalism and public policy discourse.