Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Tuesday, said he received the news of the death of Mr. Chukwuma Onuekwusi, Channels TV State House Correspondent with great sadness.
Prof Osinbajo extends heartfelt condolences to his family, as well as the Channels TV family on the very sad passing of Mr Onuekwusi.
He also commiserates with the State House Press Corps over the passage of their professional colleague, who combined high professionalism, wit, dedication and patriotism in his diligent reportage of activities in the Presidential Villa.
Acting President prays that the Almighty God will comfort his family and all who mourn this exceptional gentleman.
In the same vein, Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, expressed sadness over the death of Mr. Onuekwusi, who died in the early hours of Tuesday after a brief illness.
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described the late Onuekwusi as a hardworking, passionate and conscientious reporter who left nobody in doubt about his professional competence.
He commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, the management and staff of Channels Television and the State House Correspondents over the loss of the broadcast journalist.
“The news of the demise of Chukwuma Onuekwusi came to me with great shock. He was a thoroughbred broadcast journalist whose reports always leave you wanting more,” Saraki said.
“I believe his death has left a vacuum in the broadcast industry that cannot easily be filled. We can only thank God for his eventful life, contributions to national development and service to humanity. He shall be sorely missed,” he said.
While praying that God should grant the soul of the departed eternal rest, he called on other reporters in broadcast media covering sensitive beats to borrow a leaf from Onuekwusi’s humility, dynamism and dedication to his job.