Nairobi, 31 May 2018 – The Board and Management of the African Media Initiative (AMI) has just been informed of the passing away into eternity of our beloved Chairman, Gbadebowale Aboderin. Mr. Aboderin died in a Lagos hospital during heart surgery.
This totally unexpected occurrence leaves us all in a deep state of shock even as we pray for his soul to Rest in Peace. Mr. Aboderin came from the world of aviation and sports to become a media champion who saw the centrality of the sector in Africa’s development and the need to strengthen the capacity of media professionals on the continent. He was recently elected Chairman of the AMI Board and was still to hold his inaugural meeting in that position.
As we mourn the passing of our Chair, AMI’s board and management would like to present its sincere condolences to the family. Our hearts reach out to Titilayo, his wife and the daughters he spoke so lovingly and unreservedly about.