Kwara NUJ mourns veteran broadcaster, Yemi Ademokoya


The death has been announced of a veteran broadcaster, Yemi Ademokoya in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.

She reportedly died on Saturday after a brief illness at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, UITH, Ilorin.

Late Ademokoya was until her death the treasurer of the National League of Veteran Journalists, NALVEJ, Kwara State chapter.

The Kwara State Council of the Nigeria of Journalists (NUJ) in a statement in Ilorin on Sunday condoled the family of the late veteran broadcast Journalist.

In the statement signed by the Council’s Chairman, Abdullateef ‘Lanre Ahmed and Secretary, Comrade Omotayo Ayanda, the Union said the union received the news of the sudden death of the vibrant journalists in the state with rude shock and disbelief.

The statement said Kwara NUJ will not forget her vibrancy even in retirement as she contributed positively to the journalism profession.

“As tragic as the passing of Mrs Ademokoya is for broadcasters and all of us in pen fraternity, we take solace in her various contributions to the journalism profession, especially the broadcast industry in Kwara State where she groomed and mentored many fine broadcasters and journalists, who are excelling in the industry across the globe”, the NUJ said.

The statement described the death of Ademokoya as a colossal loss to the broadcasting industry and journalism profession.

The union, however, prayed to the Almighty God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Late Chief Mrs Yemi Ademokoya Agboola, a seasoned broadcaster, died at the age of 67 years and is survived by family, children and grandchildren.

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