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As delegation pays condolence visit to late Amosu’s family at his residence
Ogun State government has commiserated with the Nigeria Union of Journalists,Ogun State Council and the family of late Chairman of the council, Comrade Olusoji Samson Amosu.
A delegation led by the State’s Commissioner for information and Strategy, Alhaji Waheed Odusile, yesterday was at the residence of the late number one Journalist at Lambo street,Bode Olude area of Odeda Local Government.
Odusile,while delivering the condolence messages of the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, said the demise of Comrade Amosu was a painful loss that shocked everybody to the marrow.
He said that” Soji Amosu was a good friend, personally, and one of my most loyal supporters as President of NUJ then.He was with me.I have known him for a very long, time when he was treasurer of the council, secretary and chairman of the council. He has served all the stages.
‘Yes,his death is painful. He left an indelible marks, he left at his own appointed time, God will grant him eternal rest”he prayed sympathetically.
Responding on behalf of the family, Dr.Opeoluwa Amosu expressed gratitude to the State Government for the supports in kind and cash during the trying period.
The management of the Ministry of Information and Strategy which included Mr.Lanre Ogunyinka, Mr.Waheed Adesina,, Mr.Sam Oyeleye, Alhaja Kemi Ewedairo-Yussuf and others were present.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor,Kunle Somorin, Special Assistant, Lekan Osiade, FUNAAB, Director pf Public Relations,Kola Adepoju, former Lagos NUJ Chairman Dr.Qasim Akinreti were also present during the visit.
Frontline Politician Chief Abayomi Arabambi and his wife were also at the Late Amosu’s residence to express sympathy with the family.
Earlier, the State Government has issued a statement to mmiserate with the family of the Chairman of the Ogun State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Mr Olusoji Amosu, and described his death a rude shock to the state.
This condolence message was issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Waheed Odusile, on Monday, on behalf of the government.
According to the statement, the sudden death of Amosu in the early hours of Sunday shook the entire state.
Odusile, who described late chairman as a quintessential journalist and humble person, he added that he had a robust official and personal relationship with the state government.
He added that late Amosu also ensured a synergy between the Ogun state government and journalists in the state.
While praying God should give his family fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, Odusile equally prayed Amosu’s soul find repose in the bosom of the Lord.
The statement read, “Ogun State wishes to commiserate with the family of Comrade Olusoji Samson Amosu the Chairman of the Ogun State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) over his death.
“The state government equally expresses its deep condolences to the entire members of the Ogun NUJ, over this sad occurrence.
“The death of the chairman on Sunday morning was received with a rude shock and his sudden demise shook the entire state.
“Amosu, as the NUJ chairman had a robust official and personal relationship with the state government, and ensured a synergy between the Ogun state government and journalists in the state.
“Our hearts, however, go out to his immediately family he left behind, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) where he was a deputy director until his demise and the entire Ogun NUJ family.
“We pray God to give his family fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. We also pray that his soul find repose in the bosom of the Lord.
“Soji Amosu, rest on.”