Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, has expressed shock on the death of respected Vanguard columnist, Mr. Pini Jason.
In a statement Sunday, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, the governor described Jason’s death as “a big blow to the media industry.”
He described the deceased as a “gifted writer who used his pen to reform the society in his lifetime and bared his mind on critical issues affecting the polity”.
Fayemi further described Jason as “one of the greatest exponents of informed political commentary whose incisive write-ups charted a better course for the nation”. “He spoke truth to power and was quite courageous in his campaign for a better society.” Fayemi added.
The governor prayed God to grant the family, associates and colleagues of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss, urging them to sustain the ideals for which the late Jason lived.