Abuja – The Minister of National Planning Commission (NPC), Dr Abubakar Sulaiman, has described the death of the Vice Chairman of the Sun Publishing Limited, Pastor Dimgba Igwe, as shocking and sudden.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the Special Assistant to the minister on Media, Mr Abdulrahman Abdulrauf,
It quoted the minister as describing the late journalist as a “complete professional”, saying the deceased effectively combined professionalism with moral in the discharge of his duties.
Alarmed by the death, the minister exclaimed that: “I can’t really find the right words to express my shock over the death of this fine journalist who brilliantly excelled in the discharge of his duties as a media guru.
“As a friend of the media, I am always fascinated at the job he, and his ‘twin brother’, Mike Awoyinfa made of The SUN publications.
“What else can one say of this fine and refined journalist whose informed commentary and opinion on issues can’t be brushed aside?
“The loss is not just to the SUN family and the media, but indeed to the entire nation.
“For him, telling the truth, as usually reflected in his regular column, Sideview, was one thing he strove to do diligently in informing and enlightening the populace.”
He condoled with the family of the late journalist, the SUN family and the nation’s media industry as a whole, and prayed God for the repose of his soul.
It would be recalled that Igwe was knocked down by a vehicle while jogging around his residence on Saturday (Sept. 6) in Lagos. (NAN)