Usman Baba Pategi (Samanja), a legendary actor, broadcaster, and retired soldier who passed away on Sunday at the age of 84, was remembered by the family with condolences from President Bola Tinubu.


According to a statement released by the president’s spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, the popular thespian made contributions to the nation during his lifetime through his varied vocations. The president called the thespian’s passing a terrible loss.

When his country called for his service, the late Pategi made the decision to answer it. For many years, Samanja, his television program, was a must-watch. He instilled respect for our service members and national ideals among the youth through the show. The President declared, “He was a patriot who left behind several unforgettable impressions.”

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The Pategi Emirate Council, the people and governments of Niger and Kwara states, the Pategi family, and representatives of the Nigerian entertainment industry were all urged by President Tinubu to find solace in the illustrious legacy of the departed.