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Lagos Speaker Mourns The Nation Editor’s Death

Posted: Sep 27, 2015 at 3:55 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)



By Tunde Opeseitan, Lagos


Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, has commiserated with the management and staff of the Nation newspaper over the death of its Assistant Editor, Dada Aladelokun.

Aladelokun, Assistant Editor and Head of the City Beat desk of the Nation newspaper, died early Friday, September 25, 2015 after a brief illness.

Obasa, in his condolence message, described death as a necessary end for every human being noting that, “We should take solace in the fact that the deceased left an enduring legacy in the journalism profession before answering the final call.”

The Speaker described the deceased as a professional journalist to the core saying, “I have known him since his days as a reporter with the defunct Comet newspaper and since then, he had stood to be counted among resourceful and intelligent journalists around. Apart from this, he was also a prolific writer.

“We will all miss him and while I commiserate with management and staff of the Nation newspaper and condole with his family members, especially his wife and children, I pray to God to give them all the fortitude to bear the huge loss.”

In a related development, a member of the House representing Epe Constituency II, Segun Olulade, has commiserated with the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) over the death of a notable Nigerian journalist, Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf, who was involved in the stampede that occurred in Saudi Arabia.

Olulade, in a statement at the weekend, expressed deep sadness over the colossal calamity, which occurred on Thursday, claiming the lives of more than 700 pilgrims, including some Nigerians.

The lawmaker described the incident that claimed the lives of Hajiya Yusuf, Prof. Tijjani El-Miskin and others, as a monumental tragedy. He sympathised with the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), stressing that the death of Hajiya Yusuf would no doubt leave a vacuum in the media community.

“I join other Nigerians to commiserate with the Nigerian Guild of Editors and the Nigerian Union of Journalists in mourning the death of one of them. I also extend sincerest condolences to the families of the over 700 pilgrims who lost their lives in the sad occurrence in the Holy Land which occurred less than two weeks after a crane collapse in Mecca and claimed more than a hundred lives.

“As the first female editor from Northern Nigeria, who worked as editor of the New Nigerian Newspapers and the Citizens magazine in Kaduna, she will greatly be missed in the media profession,” Olulade said.