President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commiserated with family and friends of the first actor to play the role of the Village Headmaster, Ted Mukoro, who died on Wednesday at the age of 89.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President sent condolences to the entire Nollywood family and the advertising community over the loss.
He described the deceased as a renowned thespian, advertiser and voice talent.
The President noted that Mukoro spent all his life promoting effective communication, good entertainment and healthy community relations.
The statement read, “As one of the pioneers of radio drama at the Western Nigeria Broadcasting Service and Western Nigeria Television, the President commends the late Mukoro for contributing to the development of theatre in Nigeria, and sustaining his interest in acting even in old age by participating in Nollywood movies.
“President Buhari affirms that the advertising industry in Nigeria benefitted from the copywriting skills and structuring of attractive narratives by the late actor, who also mentored many younger Nigerians.
“The President prays that the almighty God will accept the soul of the departed, and comfort the family he left behind.”