Coalition For Bayo Ohu

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The Coalition for Bayo Ohu is a group of his professional colleagues in the media and old school mates who have come together to galvanize public opinion and support towards the family of the assassinated Assistant News Editor of The Guardian.

We wish to send our sincere appreciation to the Management and Staff of The Guardian for their emotional and financial support for the family of our late friend and colleague. We also want to thank all the people and governments who have shown concern and contributed in one way or the other.

Bearing in mind the enormous task of raising the young family of five children and an unemployed wife left behind by our late colleague, we hereby solicit the financial contributions of state governors, ministers, National Assembly members, philanthropists and corporate organizations through this medium.

The account opened for the family is: ESTATE OF LATE BAYO OHU, Bank PHB 1210001518. The two signatories to the account are Mrs. Ochuko Ohu and one of Mr. Ohu's cousins. These facts are verifiable.

We also ask all professional colleagues in all the media houses, and all old student colleagues of Mr. Ohu from primary to tertiary institutions to make their donations to the above account.

We particularly appeal to President Umaru Yar'Adua who is well known to the late journalist to initiate scholarship awards for the children left behind by Mr. Ohu who died in active service to his fatherland.

We also strongly believe that empowering Mr. Ohu's wife will go a long way in providing succour to the bereaved family. We therefore appeal to good-spirited organizations to provide employment for the widow, who holds a National Certificate of Education (NCE) and is currently running a part-time degree programme.

Since we don't intend to make this a one-off exercise, we shall be calling on good-spirited Nigerians from time to time for contributions to this account.

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