The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has paid tribute to the
immediate past Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ)
Abuja Chapter, Comrade Chuks Ehirim who died early Thursday morning in
Garki Hospital, Abuja after a brief illness.
The Minister in a condolence letter addressed to the Chairman of Abuja
Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists delivered by a
high-powered delegation led by the Special Assistant on Media to the
Minister, Malam Abubakar Sani, described late Ehirim as a thorough
bred journalist who practiced the profession in line with its ethics;
saying, the late journalist left positive imprints, which will make
his memory linger for many years to come.
According to him, from the information he has gathered about the late
Ehirim, he was really an exceptional professional who always stood for
the truth and objectivity in the discharge of his duties as a
While praying that God Almighty grant his family the fortitude to bear
the loss, the Minister also expressed his condolence to the Nigerian
Union of Journalist (NUJ), Abuja Council for this great loss.
Malam Bello stated that there are valuable lessons to be learnt from
the life of Comrade Ehirim, stressing that humility, hard work,
honesty and integrity were his guiding principles.
Receiving the delegation, the Chairman of the NUJ, Abuja Council, Mr.
Paul Ella Abechi appreciated the FCT Minister’s gesture; noting that
this is the first high level delegation to come officially to
commiserate with the Union at the death of its former Chairman which
has shown that the Minister is indeed a friend of the media.
The Chairman promised to forward the Minister’s message to the family
of Late Ehirim as well as the entire NUJ family.
The delegation includes Muhammad Hazat Sule, Deputy Director / Chief
Press Secretary, FCT and some officials of the FCT Administration.
Muhammad Hazat Sule, FCAI
Deputy Director / Chief Press Secretary,
Friday, June 17, 2016.