The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, mourned actor, Jimoh Aliu, who kicked the bucket at 80 years old.
In an announcement 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.