Raheem, a staff of The Guardian Newspaper, died on Monday morning, the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council said, PM News reported.
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A statement jointly signed by the council’s Chairman, Ademola Babalola and Secretary, Sola Oladapo, described Raheem’s death as unfortunate and devastating.
Raheem died after a brief illness, just after he lost his two parents in a single day.
He was planning their burial when his death occurred.
The council described Raheem as a very humble, dutiful, diligent jovial and friendly colleague, who distinguished himself professionally in his chosen career.
It prayed the Almighty Allah to accept him into Aljanah Firdaous and grant his family fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
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Also, the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Oyo State Chapter commiserated with the NUJ over Raheem’s death.
The chapter in a statement by its Chairperson, Jadesola Ajibola, described Raheem’s death as a rude shock.