- The chairman of NiDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has lost mother
- Dabiri-Erewa's mother, Alhaja Sadiat Abeke Erogbogbo, died at the age of 90
- The deceased was nicknamed Kind Teacher while she was alive
Alhaja Sadiat Abeke Erogbogbo, the mother of the chairman/ chief executive officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, is dead.
PM News reports that the retired teacher and businesswoman died at the age of 90, adding that the deceased would have marked her 91st on June 9.
Legit.ng gathered that President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled Dabiri-Erewa and sent words of comfort to the other children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the departed, who was known as ‘Kind Teacher’ in the early part of her professional life.
Buhari recalled that Alhaja Erogbogbo was a well-rounded Nigerian. She was born in Kano and educated in Lagos.
She later taught in Kano, Lagos and Jos, where she impacted positively on the lives of students who passed through her tutelage, hence the sobriquet, ‘Kind Teacher.’
President Buhari prayed that the soul of Mama Erogbogbo would rest well and that God will comfort all those she left behind.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a foremost Nigerian journalist, Prince Tony Momoh, is dead. Legit.ng gathered that Momoh was born on April 27, 1939, in Auchi, Edo state.
It was reported that Prince Momoh was a veteran journalist and politician whose political activities transverse across the length and breadth of the country.
The deceased served as a minister of information and culture between 1986 and 1990 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida (IBB).
He was among the founders of the ruling APC.
In another report, the chairperson of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Benue state, Victoria Asher, died.
Asher's death was disclosed in a statement released by Moses Akarhan, the NUJ state secretary.
The NUJ boss died on Saturday, January 30, at about 8 am at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Makurdi, Benue state capital, after a Ceascrean Section surgery.
Until her death, Asher was a staff with the Benue state’s owned radio station. Asher's death has drawn reaction from the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom.
The PDP chieftain expressed shock over the ugly incident. He described Asher’s death as a painful loss not only to the media community but also to the entire state.
The governor prayed to God to grant her eternal rest and give her husband, the entire family and her colleagues the strength to bear the loss.