President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday expressed sadness over the demise of prominent businessman, sports promoter and President of the Lebanese Community in Kano, Tahir Fadlallah.
The President, in a release issued by his spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu commiserated with the family of Fadlallah whom the President said employed hundreds of workers in the many businesses he ran.
President Buhari prayed to Allah for the repose of his soul and strength and fortitude to the bereaved family to bear the loss.
In his lifetime, Tahir had associated very closely with political and traditional authorities, dedicating a lot of his resources to philanthropy and the promotion of sports.
He owned and managed the budding football club, “Tahir Babes” in Kano.
The body of the deceased, who died after a protracted illness in Beirut, Lebanon, is due in Kano for burial on Saturday.
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Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.