By Lere Olayinka

The Minister of State for Works, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye has described the death of former President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE), Mrs Oluremi Oyo as “the fall of one of the grand oak in the forest of the media profession in Nigeria,” saying her death was a great loss to the nation and Ekiti State in particular.

Adeyeye said Remi Oyo was a quintessential media icon, who injected technocratic wisdom into her media works.

“It is sad to have lost a rare and unique woman who contributed immensely to nation building through her chosen profession of journalism.

“No doubt, Remi Oyo's death is a loss to the nation in particular, and the media world in general.

“I express my heartfelt condolence for the loss of such a media icon and wish the entire family the continued support and guidance of the Almighty God.

“My prayer is that God in His infinite mercies will console the family, especially her husband and children the grace and fortitude to bear this sad loss,” Adeyeye said.