From Uche Nnorom Makurdi
Benue State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ at the weekend lost its chairman, Comrade David Ukuma.
The late Ukuma who was elected barely three (3) months ago, died at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital at about 4 am Saturday.
A staff of the State owned radio Station, Radio Benue Benue, the deceased was the anchor of a popular radio program ‘Issues in the News’.
Governor Samuel Ortom in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase described Ukuma’s demise as painful, not only to his family and NUJ but also to the state at large.
Ortom noted that Comrade David Ukuma was a promising leader and versatile broadcaster whose talent and selfless disposition will be dearly missed.
The Governor urged the deceased’s family and his colleagues at Radio Benue as well as NUJ to take solace in the fact that the late state Chairman of the union lived a life worthy of emulation.
Governor Ortom prayed God to grant Comrade Ukuma eternal rest and his family the strength to bear the loss.