by crossriverwatch admin
Cross River State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has joined her counterparts across the nation in the 7days mourning over the death of 3 journalists in a ghastly motor accident last Friday August 2, along Ilesa road in Osun state.
The deceased were officials of NUJ from Oyo and Lagos State Councils namely Adolphus Okonkwo of the Voice of Nigeria, Kafiayat Odunsi of the Nigeria Television Authority NTA Tejuosho, Lagos and the Chairman of Radio Nigeria, Ibadan Network Center Chapel of the NUJ, Tunde Oluwanike.
A statement signed by Ndoma Akpet, the Chairman of the Council and Abasi Gill, Secretary, the Union said, “Cross River State Council is deeply touched by the unfortunate loss of these precious lives especially as it occurred in the line of duty as the deceased were on National assignment. while we condole with the family of the deceased and pray for the quick recovery of those who sustained injuries in the accident, we call on all journalists practicing in Cross River State to observe the seven days of mourning which ends on Friday 9th August 2013 with wearing black ribbon band on the left arm all through the days of mourning”.
Accordingly, the union said all scheduled activities, including Press Briefing at the Press Center are hereby rescheduled in honour of our departed colleagues. Also, a condolence register has been opened at the Press Center for sympathizers, well wishers and friends.
May we seize this opportunity to remind journalists to avail themselves of the NUJ Life Insurance Scheme which could come in handy in case of any eventualities.
Once again, we extend our heartfelt condolence to the bereaved families, their colleagues, chapels and respective state councils.
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