By Patrick Ochei
The Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ has visited with the family of late Tunde Andrew Osahon, a colleague who formerly was a correspondent of Silverbird Television before taking ill and had been out of circulation.
He died recently and would be buried today Friday 8th May, 2020 in his compound at Ogbeozoma Quarters, Okpanam in Oshimili North LGA of Delta State.
At the condolence visit to the wife, yesterday being the service of songs, the Chairman of the Council, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu cheered up the young widow, assuring her that God would never abandon her at this time.
Ikeogwu who paid glowing tribute to late Tunde, insisted that the Council would play its role like always in ensuring that the departed colleague was given a befitting burial.
Meanwhile, the bereaved wife of Tunde appreciated the NUJ for their love and care towards Tunde, adding that no Union would be like NUJ from the example they had exhibited.
According to her, “I feel sad that all the money spent to save Tunde’s life could not cure him of the sickness. All these money came from friends, especially the Union and her members. She prayed to God to bless every hand that had shown love and care to Tunde”.
It could be recalled that since the Michael Ikeogwu led Exco came on board in 2017, the late Tunde had always been visited every of our Press Week year and money donated to him to take care of himself and family.
The Council had already pledged to play its own role towards the burial, both in financing support and active participation.
Those on the condolence delegation with the Council Chairman included the Vice Chairman of the Council, Comrade Patrick Ochei, the Secretary, Comrade Churchill Oyowe, the Assistant Secretary, Comrade Celestine Afokobah, the Auditor, Comrade Salvation Ogono, the Chairman of Asaba Correspondents’ Chapel, Comrade Paul Osuyi, the Chairman of Indigenous Correspondents’ Chapel, Comrade Andy Emephia and Secretary of the Asaba Correspondents Chapel, Comrade Dominic Adewale.