By Tony Edike and Austin Ogwuda
ENUGU—Enugu and Delta State governments have commiserated with Vanguard Newspapers over the sudden death of its Entertainment Editor, Ogbonnaya Amadi last Wednesday.
GOVERNOR Sullivan Chime of Enugu State in his condolence letter signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Chukwudi Achife, said Amadi’s death was a terrible loss to the organisation, the entertainment industry and the journalism profession in Nigeria.
He described the late Editor as a resourceful professional who had helped to nurture and develop many talents in his profession and also played a significant role in the growth and development of the nation’s entertainment industry.
Chime urged the Vanguard Newspapers and the family of the deceased to bear his loss with fortitude while ensuring that legacies he had built in his lifetime were sustained.
Also, the Delta State Commissiner for Information, Mr. Chike Ogeah, on behalf of the government and people of Delta State commiserated with the family of late Amadi, as well as Vanguard Newspapers and the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, over the death.
The Commissioner in his condolence message said, “the passing on of Mr. Ogbonnaya Amadi, came to me as a huge shock. Coming at a time that he was in his prime, Mr. Amadi’s death is a huge loss not only to his colleagues in Vanguard but the entire media industry.
Amadi had distinguished himself as a first class journalist through his reports that contributed immensely in defining Nigeria’s entertainment industry and bringing it to global limelight.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I commiserate with his family, Vanguard newspapers and the NUJ on this irreparable loss. We pray for the repose of his soul and socour for his family.”