Former Governor of Niger State and Chairman, Discussion board of Former Governors, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has expressed deep shock and unhappiness over the dying of elder Akin Alofetekun of the Guardian Newspapers.
Aliyu famous that late Alofetekun was a veteran journalist and one of many main figures in journalism follow in Niger State.
In a press release issued in Minna by his media aide, the previous governor commiserated with the rapid members of the family of the deceased journalist, the nationwide physique of the union, (the Nigeria Union of Journalists), members of the Correspondents Chapel of the NUJ in Niger state, mates and associates of the deceased.
Dr. Aliyu tasked members of the union within the state to not be dampened by the exit of considered one of their very own however to stay dedicated to the journalism follow because the conscience, eyes and ears of the nation.
He then prayed God to grant his household the braveness to bear the loss and to consolation them over the painful loss.
Equally, in a press assertion signed by the chairman of the Correspondents Chapel, Mustapha Bina and Secretary, Daniel O. Atori, the demise of Elder Akin Alofetekun has left a vacuum that can be tough to fill in hurry.
It said that till his dying, the 64-year-old labored diligently with numerous media organizations which embody, The Sketch, Every day Occasions, The Solar.
” We are going to miss the Sexagenarian invaluable contributions to journalism within the Chapel, his ordinary mentoring and recommendation to the youthful ones.”
The chapel additionally described the deceased as a really straight ahead, devoted, fearless and a targeted particular person who would say issues the best way they’re.
In line with the assertion, he was recognized for arduous work, good recommendation, to proffer options and mentorship.
” We mourn his dying with the comfort that he lived a fulfilled life, and as a vibrant and lively member, his legacies nonetheless stay in our hearts.
“We pray that God be happy with him and grant him everlasting relaxation in addition to the household the fortitude to bear the loss,” the chapel additional state.
Late Alofetekun is survived by a spouse and 4 kids.