The Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has expressed regrets at the sudden and unexpected passing away of Ndagene Akwu, a former President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists.
Uduaghan described Akwu’s death as “very shocking”.
In a reaction by Felix Ofou, the Press Secretary to the governor, Uduaghan noted that the death, which occurred at the weekend, was a monumental loss to the journalism profession and the nation at large, while also acknowledging that his tenure as NUJ president was very successful.
Uduaghan recalled the bold and exemplary role played by the late NUJ boss in bringing about peace in the once divided council of the union in the state, noting that Akwu restored pride in the journalism profession in Delta.
He therefore expressed deep pain at the sudden exit of the deceased whose experience and knowledge would have been invaluable in resolving some of the crises in the country as well as contributing to national growth.
The governor prayed God to grant Akwu’s immediate family, the people and Government of Rivers State, the NUJ and the entire country the fortitude to bear the loss.