Veteran journalist, Femi Akintunde-Johnson, has unveiled four books he authored on his 60th birthday.
Folarin Ademosu Jr, made this known in a statement on Wednesday, adding that dignitaries including former presidential media aide, Dr Reuben Abati, were present at the book launch held virtually on Saturday.
The statement read partly, “FAJ used the occasion to unveil four books; two of which are works of fiction that culture journalist and promoter, Mr Anote Ajeluorou reviewed; while the two memoirs were expertly handled by Abati.
“Abati and Pastor Babatunde Bakare, another alumnus of Lisabi Grammar School, Abeokuta, joined other dignitaries to fete FAJ at his 60th birthday. Bakare, who stood as ‘father of the day’ eulogised Akintunde-Johnson.”
Veteran journalists in attendance also shared their experiences during the colloquium held during the occasion.
“Senior journalists, Ben Tomoloju and Lanre Idowu, focused on the theme of the colloquium, ‘Did Anything Good Come out of The 60s?’ sharing from their extensive experiences.
Speakers at the occasion attested to FAJ’s tenacity of purpose, professional dedication, and contentment, among other virtues.“
A former commissioner in Ogun State, Bimbo Ashiru, shared some testimonies on FAJ; the chairman of Copyright Society of Nigeria, Tony Okorogi; renowned artist, Lemi Ghariokwu, singer and administrator, Gloria Rhodes-Nash, and the former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos, Prof. Duro Oni, recounted their different encounters with FAJ that spanned decades,” the statement said.