The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammad Buhari, felicitates the veteran actor, Olu Jacobs, as he marks his 80th birthday.
The thespian who clocked 80 today, the 11th of July, received an acknowledgment from the president for his impact on the entertainment industry.
The congratulatory message was contained in a statement signed on Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled ‘President Buhari joins Nollywood in celebrating Olu Jacobs at 80.’
“The President felicitates with the Jacobs’ family, including the wife, also a renowned thespian, Joke Silva, and their friends on the auspicious occasion, which calls for thanksgiving for God’s care, guidance and protection.
“President Buhari affirms the influence of the veteran actor on the film industry, setting a standard of professionalism that has attracted global recognition and awards, like the Lifetime Achievement Award conferred on him in 2016 by African Movie Academy Awards,” the statement read.