Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Kwara state NUJ Council and National League of Veteran Journalists, NALVEJ, have commiserated with the families and associates of veteran broadcaster Mrs. Yemi Ademokoya who died on Saturday after a brief illness.
Ademokoya, died at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital in Ilorin aged 67.
Reacting in a statement, the state governor through his spokesman, Rafiu Ajakaye on Sunday said “With total submission to the will of God, we mourn with the immediate and professional families and associates of the veteran broadcaster who bestrode the airwaves for decades.
“She was a core professional and patriot who remained true to the ethics of her job till her last breath. She was a sage in her own right. Her passion for ethical broadcasting was immeasurable. We will miss her,” the statement said.
“We especially send our heartfelt commiserations to Radio Kwara, the Nigeria Union of Journalists and the National League of Veteran Journalists (NALVEJ) where she served as one of its leaders in Kwara State until her passing. We pray to the Almighty God to comfort the families she left behind.”
In its condolence message, the state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, said it received the news of the sudden death of one of the vibrant veteran broadcasters in the state with rude shock and disbelief.
The statement signed by the chairman, Abdullateef Ahmed and Secretary, Omotayo Ayanda, said the council will not forget her vibrancy even in retirement as she contributed positively to the journalism profession.
The council described the death of Ademokoya as a colossal loss to the broadcasting industry and journalism profession.
In its own condolence message, NALVEJ, described the death of Ademokoya as saddening and unfortunate.
In a statement by the Chairman, Tunde Akanbi, the union lamented the loss of one of the active, committed and vibrant members of the association of senior journalists in the state.
” The entire media practitioners in Kwara State and Nigeria will miss the wise counsel of late Ademokoya,” it stated.
The chairman commiserated with the immediate and extended family of the deceased, NALVEJ and NUJ at both national and state levels over the death of the broadcaster.