Passing of Raymond Dokpesi: Raymond Dokpesi, the renowned founder of Daar Communications Plc and a prominent figure in Nigerian media and politics, has passed away. According to a press release issued by his son, Raymond Dokpesi (Jnr), the media mogul died this morning in Abuja. He had been battling a brief illness prior to his demise. Raymond Dokpesi, who played a significant role in pioneering private broadcasting in Nigeria, was 71 years old at the time of his death.
Legacy in media and politics: As the founder of Daar Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi made significant contributions to the media landscape in Nigeria. He played a crucial role in advancing private broadcasting in the country. Additionally, Dokpesi was an active member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and held a prominent position within the party. His influence and contributions have left a lasting impact on both the media industry and the political sphere.
Family’s request for privacy: The statement released by Raymond Dokpesi’s family requested privacy as they mourn the loss of their loved one. The family is undoubtedly grieving during this difficult time. Details regarding the funeral arrangements will be provided to the public at a later date, allowing the family to grieve and make necessary preparations for the final rites.