February 3, 2018

Dogara mourns Guardian’s Reps reporter, Otai Oham

Dogara mourns Guardian’s Reps reporter, Otai Oham

Speaker House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara briefing State House Correspondents after a closed door parley with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA-Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has expressed deep shock and sadness over the untimely passing away of Mr. Otei Oham, who was one of the two Guardian Newspaper’s correspondents covering the House.

Speaker Dogara

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dogara described the late Oham as a “professional journalist, who though soft spoken and friendly, did not compromise when it came to objectivity in his reports of the activities of the House.”

While expressing condolence to his family, the Guardian Newspaper, and the House of Representatives Press Corps, the Speaker prayed God to grant his gentle soul eternal rest and the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Ohams died at the early hours of Saturday morning at a hospital after a brief illness.