The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council has mourned the death of its member and PhotoJournalist, Najeem Raheem.
This is contained in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Ademola Babalola and Secretary, Sola Oladapo.
Newsmen reports that Raheem, in his early 50s, died in the early hours of Monday during a brief illness.
The late Raheem until his death, was a photo journalist with the Guardian Newspaper and member, NUJ Oyo State Council.
The NUJ described Raheem’s death as unfortunate and devastating, adding they had mobilised support for him on hearing of his sickness some weeks back.
The deceased had early this year lost his parents in a single day and planning for their burial when the ugly incident of his death was announced on Monday morning.
It said that the late Raheem was a very humble, dutiful, diligent jovial and friendly colleague, who distinguished himself professionally in his chosen career.
The union prayed that Almighty Allah
accept him into Aljanah Firdaous and grant his family fortitude to bear his irreplaceable loss.
Also, the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists(NAWOJ), Oyo State Chapter has commiserated with the NUJ on Raheem’s death.
The NAWOJ in a statement signed by its Chairperson, Jadesola Ajibola, described Raheem’s death as a rude shock.
“It’s a painful one. Raheem was an easy going man with a heart of gold. We will forever remember you. May the Almighty God keep his family, insha Allah,” it said.
It commisrated with Babalola, the State NUJ Chairman and the entire NUJ, Oyo state Council, praying the union won’t the experience such again.