The publisher and chairman of The Sun Group of Newspapers and New Telegraph, Dr. Orji Kalu, has described the death of the vice-chairman of the media conglomerate, Mr. Dimgba Igwe, on Saturday, as the saddest day of his life.
In a statement issued by his media adviser, Mr. Ebere Wabara, Kalu, who is in London, said sorrowfully, in a telephone conversation, that he was devastated by Igwe’s death. The release declared: “Igwe, apart from being my kinsman, was one of the founding pillars in the establishment of The Sun. He worked tirelessly with others to ensure the instant success story associated with our tabloid today. I will surely miss his professional advice, camaraderie and brotherliness,” Kalu said.
Igwe, a distinguished journalist and media manager, was knocked down in Lagos by a hit-and-run driver on Saturday morning while jogging in his neighbourhood.
Kalu enjoined God to strengthen his family and associates to bear this irreparable loss, pointing out that “journalism has just lost one of its brightest minds respected for analytical writings right from his National Concord days. This is indeed my saddest day,” Kalu declared.
Igwe was the Deputy Managing Director and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of The Sun before becoming its vice-chairman.