The death of Dr Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo is yet another shocking tragedy on the media profession and Nigeria at large Dr Olusegun Mimiko, the immediate past Governor of Ondo State, has said.
Mimiko in a statement said Adinoyi’s death and the circumstance under which it happened deepened the feeling of loss to all who have ever come across him in person or through his writings.
“It is sad that he died at a young age, sad that his death has turned his children to orphans after the loss of their mother not long ago and sad that he died now that his likes are needed more in the polity as chroniclers and recorders of history,” Mimiko said.
Recalling his exploits as a writer, a news hound and media manager, Mimiko said “Adinoyi was not known for flippancy, recklessness and or as a harbinger of false tales and opinions. He carried himself with dignity and discharged his responsibility as spokesperson with decorum.”
Mimiko said he joins other Nigerians in saying his words of prayers for the repose of his soul. “All one can do is join other Nigerians to pray for the repose of the soul of the departed, ask that God grants strength and courage to practitioners of the media profession to discharge their duties and pray that the children finds strength enough to bear the loss and live to fulfill the purpose of God and the desire of their departed father,” Mimiko concluded.