President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the entertainment industry, the Aliu family, and Ekiti government over the loss of popular dramatist, Jimoh Aliu, aged 80.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina , titled “ President Buhari mourns popular dramatist , Jimoh Aliu ,” Buhari said the deceased would be missed by al lovers of good drama.
The statement read, “ President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with the theatre and entertainment industry , the Aliu family , and Ekiti State government on the loss of popular dramatist , Chief Jimoh Aliu , aged 80.
“ The President salutes the dedication of the deceased to his art , which saw him forming the Jimoh Aliu Concert Party In 1966 , remaining committed to drama and entertainment for over 50 years.
“ President Buhari says the man popularly called Aworo , will be missed by all lovers of good drama , and commends his skills as a well- rounded artist, having been a sculptor , film writer , playwright , actor, and director , rolled into one.
“ He prays that the soul of the renowned thespian would rest in peace and that God will comfort all those who mourn him.”