BY BARTHOLOMEW MADUKWE
Widows of journalists, who were killed in a ghastly auto crash on Ilesa- Ife express way on August 2, 2013 during a Nigerian Union of Journalists,NUJ, assignment, yesterday, received the cash sum of N200,000 each from Richard Akinnola Foundation.
The widows are: Mrs. Anthonia Okonkwo, widow of the former National Financial Secretary of NUJ and Mrs. Toyin Ogundeji, widow of late Photo Editor, of Daily Newswatch.
Late Okonkwo, who was the NUJ National Financial Secretary, died alongside two other journalists as they were returning to Lagos from Abuja after attending one of the union’s official functions in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
President of the Foundation, Mr. Richard Akinnola, in a statement, pointed out that the Foundation’s Journalists’ Widows scheme was established in April 2010, to give succour to the widows of journalists.