From Suleiman Idris, Lagos
Lagos state Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola hasthe weekend expressed shock and sadness on receiving news of the death of a former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria and a past President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, Dame Felicia Oluremi Oyo.
Describing the late Oluremi Oyo as a forthright journalist who practiced journalism driven by values and comported herself as a worthy role model in the profession throughout her life time.
The Governor in a condolence message by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Hakeem Bello, said she would be sorely missed by all.
Recalling the dynamism which Mrs. Oluremi Oyo brought to bear into her national assignment as Spokesperson to former President Olusegun Obasanjo and her leadership of the Nigerian Guild of Editors and the News Agency of Nigeria, Fashola noted that her passage while being very painful should also serve as inspiration to all media professionals to always strive for excellence.
While expressing his heartfelt condolences to the widower, Mr Vincent Oyo and the family, the Nigerian Guild of Editors and the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Governor Fashola prayed that God Almighty grants the departed soul peaceful repose and abide with all family members and the journalism family left behind.