Ebonyi NUJ Thrown Into Mourning Over Demise Of Ace Broadcaster, Simon Ezaka

By Our Reporter, Abakaliki

Ebonyi State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalist NUJ, has been thrown into mourning over the sudden demise of one of the member, Dr Simon Ezaka, through auto crash.

In a statement jointly endorsed by the state Chairman and Secretary, Comrade Samson Nwafor and Nnamdi Akpa, revealed that, late Simon Ezaka was a thorough breed and consumate broadcaster whose impact will be greatly missed.

"The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ebonyi State Council received with rude shock the sudden demise of our Colleague, Dr Simon Ezaka, who died in a fatal accident along Abakaliki-Afikpo Expressway on Sunday, 28th April, 2024.

"Dr Simon Ezaka, an ace broadcaster, was a staff of Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation (EBBC) before he left for a teaching job at the Department of Mass Communication, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, where he currently works as a senior Lecturer until his death. 

"He was also the Founder and Chairman of Fastlink Chapel, Publishers of Fastlink Newspaper, a local tabloid that circulates within Ebonyi State". 

The statement reads further that late Simon Ezaka contributed immensely to growth and development media industry in the state.

"Late Dr Simon Ezaka was a thorough-bred Journalist, a Teacher and Unionist who made invaluable contributions to the growth and Development of the Media Industry in Ebonyi State and beyond. 

"His sudden death is not just a huge loss to his immediate family and Amana Community of Ezza South LGA but to the Media industry as well as the University Community, especially as his passing is coming at a time his wealth of experience is highly needed.

"We pray for the eternal repose of his Soul and for God to grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss".

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