‘Old Boys’ mourn IBB’s former spokesman, Duro Onabule
Chief Duro Onabule, former Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to former Military President Ibrahim Babangida, is dead and members of the Old Grammarians’ Society (OGS) of the CMS Grammar School, Lagos, are mourning his exit.
According to reliable sources, the veteran journalist died yesterday at the age of 83.
Little is known yet about the cause of his death but the sad news was broken on the news platform of the Society.
Onabule attended the prestigious CMS Grammar School and was a dedicated old boy, according to members of the OGS.
Reacting to news of his death, National Publicity Secretary of the OGS, Otunba ‘Dare Odufowokan, described the late Onabule as a worthy Old Boy who was very passionate about the society and his alma mater.
“He remains one of the great Grammarians we looked up to. He had an exemplary career in the media that inspired many Grammarians over the years and he was proud of his membership of the Society,” he said.
The respected media practitioner was the Editor of National Concord newspapers between 1984 and 1985 before his appointment as Chief Press Secretary to President Ibrahim Babangida.
Onabule was the presidential spokesman almost the entire reign of the military ruler.