Osun govt, NUJ correspondents, SWAN, NSCDC others mourn OSBC editor
TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO
Condolences have continued to pour in over the death of Mr Tunde Adeyemo, a journalist with the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation on Monday morning.
Adeyemi who was until his death, the Chairman of OSBC Chapel and Editor in the News and Current Affairs Department of the Corporation, gave up the ghost after a brief illness at the Osun State University Teaching Hospital Osogbo.
The state government, in a statement signed by Funke Egbemode, Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation commiserated with the management and staff of the state-owned medium, the Osun Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, and indeed the entire body of media professionals in the state over the passage of Adeyemo, whom it described as one of the very prominent actors in Osun’s media space.
“Mr Adeyemo was a great and brilliant journalist, sports enthusiast and analyst, whose works and activities brought positive contributions to the state-owned broadcast outift over the years.
“The Government of the State of Osun is pained by the loss of not just one of its sons but also another of its finest professionals in the media industry.
“The government expresses its condolences to the family of the deceased, the entirety of the journalism family in Osun state and in Nigeria as a whole, and to the management and staff of OSBC; and prays that God grants Mr Adeyemo’s family and friends the fortitude to bear the loss,” the statement noted.
Osun SWAN mourns
Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Osun State Chapter has commiserated with the NUJ and OSBC over the death of Adeyemo.
In a condolence message jointly signed by Timothy Agbor, the Chairman of the association and Tajudeen Amodu, the Secretary, Adeyemo’s demise was described as shocking and painful.
SWAN described the deceased as a resourceful and hardworking journalist who paid his dues in the fourth estate of the realm.
Osun Correspondents mourn Adeyemo
Also, members of the Correspondents of national dailies in Osun commiserated with the family, OSBC and NUJ in the state over the death of Adeyemo.
A statement jointly signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the Chapel, Shina Abubakar and Lateef Dada, described the death of Adeyemo as ‘sorrowful and painful.’
Noting that Adeyemo was a bold and articulate member of the NUJ in Osun, the statement said his contribution to the media industry would not be forgotten.
According to the statement, Adeyemo was diligent, hardworking and focused in the discharge of his duty.
The statement prayed that God will give the family, OSBC and NUJ the fortitude to bear the loss of Adeyemo.
UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital condole with corporation
The Board, Management and the entire staff of UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Osogbo expressed heartfelt condolence on the untimely death of the journalist.
The Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Ayodele Adeyemo said Adeyemo’s death was a great loss to the media and the entire Osun NUJ.
“We pray God Almighty to grant Mr Tunde Adeyemo’s soul eternal rest and give his family, OSBC and the entire members of NUJ in Osun State the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” he said.
Osun FIBAN Commiserates Family, OSBC Management
The Osun State Chapter of Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (FIBAN) under the chairmanship of Otunba Adekunle Abolade Dodoede, has commiserated with the family and management of OSBC and NUJ over Adeyemo’s death.
FIBAN acknowledged Adeyemo’s contributions that added to a smooth relationship between the management of the state-owned broadcast outfit and Independent Broadcasters in Osun.
“On behalf of the entire members, the Osun State leadership of FIBAN expresses condolences to the family of the deceased, management and staff of OSBC for the great loss,” a statement signed by Mukhtar Ajelogbon, FIBAN State Publicity Secretary revealed.
Senator Ademola Adeleke, the factional governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state has mourned Adeyemo’s demise.
A statement issued by his campaign organisation read, “I am deeply saddened to learn of Mr Tunde Adeyemo passing, and extends heartfelt condolences to his family, the Nigeria Union of Journalist and the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC) over the loss.
“Mr Adeyemo was a fine professional, who used his work to help opened minds and bring people together, always putting the general good above any other consideration. In his field of journalism, Mr Adeyemo was a trailblazer and he set an example for young people to follow.
“While his death will deny us the service of a committed public servant, we are console by a life of service and contributions to the journalistic field and Osun state in particular.
“It is my hope that his family and loved ones find comfort in the legacy in his field of work, which I have no doubt will remain with us for long. May his soul find peace with his creator and God Almighty grant him eternal rest.”
Osun NSCDC condoles OSBC family, NUJ
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State Command has sympatized with OSBC family and NUJ over Adeyemo’s death.
“I, the Public Relations Officer of NSCDC, Osun State Command, Assistant Superintendent Of Corps II (ASC II) Atanda Olabisi, on behalf of the State Commandant, Emmanuel Ocheja, hereby acknowledge the noble role played by the deceased journalist in keeping members of the public informed, educated and entertained while alive.
“The prayer of officers and men of NSCDC Osun State Command is for God to give the OSBC family, NUJ and the family he left behind, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”