Former ALGON Chairman in Oyo State, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye (MDII), has expressed deep sadness over the death of veteran broadcaster, Babatunde Olaniyi, popularly known as “Ti O Common,” describing him as “a dedicated broadcaster who had made a name for himself by dint of sheer hard work and commitment to excellence.”
Aleshinloye, in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday, said he believes the multi-talented broadcaster, whose versatility stretched into music and writing, contributed to the vibrancy and dynamism of Nigerian media remaining noticeable, adding that the years he spent at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) were most remarkable in developmental journalism.
“Babatunde Olaniyi was a revered and principled media practitioner, who was consistently fighting for fairness and justice. He served as a Special Adviser to late Former Governor Ajimobi and resigned despite that he continued to be a part of the administration.He has certainly left his footprints on the sands of time.
“As the veteran broadcaster goes home, ex-council chairman believes his legacy of giving ‘‘voice to the voiceless’’ will be long remembered,” he said.
Aleshinloye, while praying to Almighty God to forgive the soul of the deceased and reward his good deeds with eternal rest, also extended his condolences to the family of Olaniyi, FIBAN and the Nigerian Union of Journalists.