Kola’s Death: a very big blow on the Journalism Profession – Awoniyi

Chief Kola Toluhi

The death of Chief Kola Toluhi, Publisher of Kogi Affairs Newspaper has been described as one death that has dealt a very big blow on the Journalism Profession.

Kogi State Deputy Governor, Yomi Awoniyi, stated this when he paid a condolence visit to the family of late Chief Toluhi who died in a ghastly motor accident along Lokoja – Okene road Yesterday.

Awoniyi said the Government and people of the Kogi State mourn with heavy heart the death of the veteran Journalist, described him as a colossus, an embodiment of developmental journalism, who knows his onions.

While he said the death has created a vacuum that would be difficult to fill, Awoniyi, urged the family and colleagues he left behind to take solace in the fact that the late publisher left an indelible mark in the journalism profession.

In Awoniyi’s words, “I have known Kola for over two decades. I am proud to say he took the journalism profession to an enviable heights that we are proud of in the state and I urge the members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Kogi State Council, to immortalize the good qualities of the late publisher by being noble and upright in the discharge of their profession”.

The Deputy Governor prayed God to grant the decease eternal rest, and assured of the state government’s support to the family he left behind.

Earlier in his remarks, Alhaji Ali Atabor, Kogi State NUJ Chairman, said the death came as a shock to the council, described the late journalist as an epitome of hard work, a true professional, who took the journalism profession to the peak, prayed God to grant the family he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.

In a remarks, Dr David Atte appreciated the Kogi State Government for its timely response to condole with the family the late publisher left behind, described the present administration as one that has the wellbeing of the people at heart.

Until his death, late Kola Toluhi, was a publisher, a community leader, had worked as the energy correspondents with vanguard Newspapers.

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