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Abibatu Mogaji The Play: Nigeria’s president Tinubu honours late mother

President Bola Tinubu says the entertainment industry deserves more attention and recognition.

The President spoke at a stage production held in honour of his late mother, Hajiya Abibatu Mogaji, OON, MFR.

He said the government will invest more in culture and arts to bridge the past and the present and create a pathway for the future.

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The play titled, ‘Abibatu Mogaji: An Opera’, was staged at the Conference Centre of the State House, on Tuesday, with the Vice-President, Senator Kashim Shettima; Senate President Godswill Akpabio; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Right Honourable Tajudeen Abbas, and other dignitaries in attendance.

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President Tinubu’s mother passed away on June 15, 2013, at the age of 96.

The President added that he inherited his resilience, determination, and discipline from his mother, who was “tough and determined”.

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The President said; “My first restaurant was the best. My first toilet was the best. My first bedroom was her back. There is no way I could have come this far, and become this old without her care.”

The President also thanked the Executive Producer of the play, Mr. Ola Awakan and the Director, Dr. Ahmed Yerima for scripting and directing a play to immortalize his mother.


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