NUJ declares 3-day mourning for late Benue Council Chairman

By GARBA MUHAMMAD, Kaduna

The National Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has declared a three-day national mourning, starting from Monday, February 1, 2021 in honour of the deceased Benue State Council Chairman, Mrs Victoria Asher.

She died Saturday morning at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, Benue State, due to child birth complications.

To this end, the National President of NUJ, Chief Chris Isiguzo, has declared a three-day national mourning, starting from tomorrow, Monday, in honour of the deceased.

A statement by Midat Joseph, Assistant National Secretary of the Union, advised State Councils to suspend all activities within the period in Asher’s honour.

 

“The National Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) received with sadness, the sudden death of the Benue State Council Chairperson, Mrs Victoria Asher, who died this morning (Saturday) at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, Benue State, from child birth complications.

“While mourning the passing away of our dear colleague, we pray for God to comfort her family, the media community as well as the Benue State Council.

“The late Chairman will be remembered for her dedication, hard work and unwavering commitment to the Journalism profession,” the statement added.

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