Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has described media magnate, High Chief Raymond Alegho Anthony Dokpesi as an epitome of a true visionary and an astute and exceptional entrepreneur.
Governor Ayade in his congratulatory message signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Christian Ita on Dokpesi’s 69th anniversary, said: “As a visionary, you demonstrated an uncanny ability to imagine the future and acted on it, which yielded great results in the process and then using this success for the benefit of mankind.”
The Governor who lauded the Former Chairman of the Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria for his entrepreneurial prowess over the years commended: “Your commitment, tenacity and devotion as an astute entrepreneur and media magnate, over the years have not gone unnoticed as you have birthed many enviable firsts in Nigeria;first indigenous shipping line in Nigeria; first privately owned broadcast station, in Nigeria.Nigeria’s First global TV and Africa’s first ever Satellite TV station as well as the first TV station to run 24-hour broadcasting in Nigeria, among others.”
Commending Dokpesi’s inspirational leadership, Statemanship and humanity, Ayade said: “At 69, you have touched lives, inspired everyone with your wisdom, leadership, and foresight.
“On this unique occasion of your 69th anniversary, my family and I as well as Government and people of Cross River State can wish you no less than peace, good health, and happiness” the statement added.