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Sports Minister Dare Celebrates Veteran Broadcaster Fabio Lanipekun At 80

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 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.

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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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  • Fabio!!! How can I forget Fabio, the voice that cries in NTA bringing commentaries from the very action on the field of play to Nigerians? He had a good sense of recounting past events and did his job with finesse. May God continue to keep you, Sir! And may you live long enough to eat the fruits of your contribution to the sports world. Happy birthday Sir!

  • Coache 2 years ago

    I duff my hat for Pa Fabio, Tony Akiotu, Hammmeed Adio, Akinloye Oyebanji and all the great heroes who brought sport news and commentary to us those days.

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