By Fatima Muraina
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), families and well wishers converged to bid Mrs. Adebukola Adenike Fadiora farewell as her remains were laid to rest in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
Fadiora was a Yoruba newscaster with the NTA Akure and Ado Ekiti where she worked last and died after a brief illness on Saturday August 25th, 2018 at a prime age of 49.
In his sermon at the burial service held at the NUJ Press Center, Adegbemile Akure, Pastor Patrick Akinrogunde of the Satellite Assembly of the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT) described death as inevitable which will come at the appointed time.
Akinrogunde urged people to work and buckle up to ensure meeting Christ in order to make heaven.
He quoted 1st Corinthians chapter 15 verse 35 states on how the dead can be raised to life, noting that death is the end of human race and that the body is not a permanent home.
In a special remark, the Ondo State Chairman of NUJ, Mr James Sowole thanked God for the life of Fadiora irrespective of her short time.
Sowole described her as a pleasant and hardworking journalist who will be missed by the union.
Mrs. Yemisi Adelegan who spoke on behalf of her in-laws said she was a diligent wife whose death was very painful to them, but that God loves her most.
Her immediate younger brother, Mr Soji Adesina appreciated God for the legacies she left behind saying that she was a good supporter and was always there for everybody.
A former Ondo State Chairman and Assistant National Secretary of NAWOJ, Alhaja Fatima Muraina, recounted how resourceful Fadiora was in the resuscitation of the state council of NAWOJ.
She described her as a strong pillar, very hard working and was always supportive in prayers and in kind towards ensuring that the association got back to its feet in the history of the great council.
Others who spoke included the Ekiti state Chairman of the NUJ, Rotimi Olowomoyela, Pastor Bolaji, Sister Akintade and many others.
Fadiora, had her first degree from the Lagos State University, and had a post graduate degree in Journalism in 1996.
She received the General Manager Best Staff of the Year Award in 2007 and the Best Indigenous Presenter of the Year by the Ondo State Video Practitioners, Akure chapter and was happily married with children.