The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has described Late Raymond Dokpesi as a patriotic Nigerian that would be remembered for a long time for his immense contributions to the development of Nigeria.
Expressing shock over the regrettable death of the Late Chairman emeritus of African Independent Television, Runsewe said that Dokpesi was a very innovative, enterprising and detribalized Nigerian of uncommon courage.
He noted that Dokpesi brought his wealth of knowledge and resourcefulness to bear in turning around the broadcast industry in Nigeria and pioneered the birth and phenomena growth of the first private broadcasting in this part of the world.
“The Dokpesi business empire he established has provided direct employment to hundreds of Nigerians, impacting their lives, reducing poverty and stimulating the socio-economic growth of our nation”.
He added “If every Nigeria of Dokpesi’s status can give back to the society the way he selflessly did, poverty, crime and criminality will reduce in our society and Nigeria will be better for it”.
Reflecting on his personal relationship with the late media icon, Runsewe noted that Dokpesi was not just a dependable friend and ally, but was also a loving and caring brother.
The NCAC boss prayed for the repose of his soul in heaven and for God to strengthen his family members and friends at these trying times.