by crossriverwatch admin
Cross River State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, has described the sudden death of former Deputy Managing Director and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of The Sun Newspaper, Mr. Dimgba Igwe, as tragic, shocking and saddening.
While commiserating with the management and staff of The Sun, where the late Dimgba Igwe was until his death this morning, September 6, a Director, Governor Imoke, in a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, said: “I received the death of Mr. Igwe with shock, pain and deep grief in my heart. It is saddening and regrettable that he died in such a gruesome manner while jogging.”
Recalling the late journalist’s incisive commentaries in his popular and well read column, “Side View, Governor Imoke noted: “He was a seasoned and consummate journalist who used his column, ‘Side View’, not only to inform but to deplore the socio-political ills in the society.”
Describing the death of Igwe as a colossal loss to the journalism industry, Nigeria and sadly his family, Governor Imoke lamented: “The industry has once again lost one of its brightest. Dimgba Igwe’s death is regrettable as it came at a time when his vast and robust experience is most crucial to Nigeria.”
The Governor asked God to grant the deceased family the fortitude to bear the painful loss, even as he prayed for the soul of the late Igwe to find repose in the Lord.
Mr. Dimgba Igwe was this morning knocked down by a vehicle while he was jogging around his neighbourhood in Okota, Lagos.
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