Abuja - The Nigerian media community on Thursday mourned the death of Oluremi Oyo, the immediate past Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who died on Wednesday.
Oyo, aged 61, died in the UK, where she was recuperating, after receiving treatment from an ailment.
President of Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Femi Adesina, said Nigerian editors have lost a pillar.
Adesina said these were sad times for Nigerian editors, who had lost three key members in their ranks.
"Within four weeks we have lost Dimgba Igwe, the Vice-Chairman of the Sun Group, we lost Mike Akpan (Editor-in-Chief of Realnews online magazine) and now Remi Oyo.
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"It is a sad season for Nigerian journalism and editors; we pray God to spare us,’’ he said.
In his reaction, a former President of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Bonnie Iwuoha, described Oyo’s death as a sad loss to the media industry.
Iwuoha described Oyo as a core professional par excellence. She settled for nothing but the best and encouraged people to put in their best.
He said that the NGE was passing through turbulent times, considering the death of three key members, namely, Oyo, Igwe and Akpan, Realnews online media.
Iwuoha prayed God to protect media professionals in the country and to grant the bereaved families fortitude to bear the losses.
The Publisher of Realnews, Maureen Chiggbo, described Oyo as a good women and a mother.