Sports Minister Dare Celebrates Veteran Broadcaster Fabio Lanipekun at 80

The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has congratulated one of the nation’s foremost broadcasters, Fabio Lanipekun on his 80th birthday.

The Minister described the veteran broadcaster as a leading light in television reportage and production as well as a pioneer sports commentator.

“Uncle Fabio, as we fondly call him, inspired some many people and endeared Nigerians to sports broadcasting and live commentaries in his active years. His voice was unmistakable, his passion infectious and his command flawless. We thank God for his life. I believe he will still be around for many more years,” the Minister said.

Fabio Lanipekun was the head of sports at the Nigeria Television Authority(NTA) headquarters for many years and also served as the Public Relations Officer(PRO) of the Nigeria Olympic Committee(NOC) at some point in his career.

 

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