Adeyeye Commiserates With ThisDay Newspaper, NUJ Over Reporter’s Death

By Lere Olayinka

The Minister of State for Works, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye has commiserated with management of Leaders and Company Limited, publishers of Thisday newspapers over the death of its Ekiti State Correspondent, Alhaji Toba Suleiman.

The Minister also commiserate with members of the Ekiti State Correspondents' Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), praying that the Almighty God will console them and grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

In a condolence letter to the Publishers of Thisday newspapers, Mr Uduka Obaigbena and the NUJ Correspondents' Chapel, the Minister, who described the death of Toba Suleiman as painful, said he was shocked when he received the news.

He urged management of the Thisday newspapers not to be deterred by the sad departure of Toba Suleiman, saying; “Rather, Toba, who in his lifetime was a professional to the core and vibrant journalist should be honoured with a reinvigorated energy towards better service delivery to your teeming readers.”

“In my mind, I appreciate how difficult and painful it is for a media house to suddenly lose one its best hands and I can imagine the level of agony this incident has inflicted on your organisation.

I share in this painful moment, which I am sure is trying and I also extend my sympathy to the deceased family, especially his wife and children. It is my prayer that the Almighty Allah, in His infinite mercies will grant him eternal rest and console those of us who are pained by his sudden death.

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