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NUJ bids Olagboyegun farewell

NUJ bids Olagboyegun farewell

By Fatima Muraina
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Members of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Nigerians in general have been charged to live righteously and to make heaven their goal.

Pastor Akinriwaye Akinsanmi gave the advice while delivering a sermon at the burial service for a  renowned journalist, late Lara Olagboyegun in Akure, the Ondo state capital.

Akinsanmi, from the Redeemed Christan Church of God, Grace of God Parish Akure  Area urged people to have faith in their Creator and Jesus Christ.

He said men are strangers and foreigners on earth who will answer the bell of death when it rangs.

Several testimonies about the deceased were said among which was the one from a Veterian journalist, Mr Steve Alabi who recounted her relationship with colleagues and particularly her contributions to the NUJ and NAWOJ.

Also a former State Chairman of NAWOJ, Alhaja Fatima Muraina recounted Olagboyegun’s contributions as the pioneer state Chairman of the association in 1989 when she (Olagboyegun) established it as well as her contributions to resuscitation of the association in 2008.

The late Omolara Olagboyegun, 59, a former staff of the NTA who served in the capacity of the Chief Press Secretary to wives of three Former Ondo State Governors, Onyearugbulem, Fasanya and Adefarati died after a brief illness in Akure on Monday 2019.

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