Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state, has commiserated with the State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) over the demise of a veteran journalist, Elder Akin Alofetekun.
In a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel-Berje, Gov. Sani Bello expressed his heartfelt condolences to the entire members of the Correspondent Chapel in particular and the NUJ in general over the loss.
The governor described the deceased as a seasoned and professional journalist who has made his mark in journalism.
“He was a professional to the core, an intellectual and a peace- loving elder. We’ll surely be missing his wise counsel and wealth of knowledge even as we are consoled that he lived a good life by impacting positively on his younger professional colleagues and the society through his journalistic writings”, he said.
He prayed God to grant the soul of late Alofetekum eternal rest and give the NUJ fraternity, his immediate family members, friends and Associates the fortitude to bear the great loss.
Late Elder Akin Alofetekun, until his death wrote for the Guardian Newspaper. The deceased also wrote for various Newspapers such as Daily Sun, Daily Times among others, at different times.
Alofetekun died at the age of 63 during a brief illness. He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Olufunke Alofetekun and four children.