National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has commiserated with the family of the late Chairman, Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, FCT council, Comrade Chuks Ehirim.
Comrade Ehirim died last Thursday at Garki hospital, Abuja.
Odigie-Oyegun, in a condolence letter to the National President of the NUJ, Mr. Abdulwaheed Odusile, prayed that the Almighty God will give the soul of the late Ehirim eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.
The letter reads: “On behalf of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, may I express my heartfelt condolence on the shocking death of the immediate past Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, Abuja chapter, Mr. Chuks Ehirim, who passed away on his 50th birthday, Thursday, June 16 in Abuja.
“It is terrible to hear about his sudden death when we thought he was recovering from his ailment. May the Almighty God give the soul of the late Ehirim eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain. I also express my sympathy to the NUJ and the management and staff of The Niche Newspapers, his last employer.
“The late Ehirim was one of the first persons I interacted with soon after I became national chairman of the APC and I found him most knowledgeable, professional and a man who believed in the unity and potentials for greatness of our nation.
“I also recall, with satisfaction, the late Ehirim’s years of meritorious and unblemished record of service in the media profession. He went on to lead the Abuja chapter of the NUJ between 2012 and 2015 from were he passionately advocated for the rights, welfare and security of journalists in Nigeria. Indeed, the journalism profession has lost an illustrious son. Nationally, the late Ehirim used the journalism profession and activism to propagate progressive and democratic ideals.
“As we mourn his loss, I am with you in thoughts and prayers. May his soul rest in peace. Adieu Chuks Ehirim.”
Ehirim served as FCT NUJ Chairman till 2015.


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