Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has commiserated with the State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) over the demise of Veteran Journalist, Elder Akin Alofetekun.
In a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel-Berje, Governor Sani Bello expressed his heartfelt condolences to the entire members of the Correspondent Chapel in particular and the NUJ in general over the loss.
The Governor described the deceased as a seasoned and professional Journalist who has made his mark in Journalism.
“He was a professional to the core, an intellectual and a peace-loving elder. We’ll surely be missing his wise counsel and wealth of knowledge even as we are consoled that he lived a good life by impacting positively on his younger professional colleagues and the society through his journalistic writings”, he said.
He prayed to God to grant the soul of late Alofetekum eternal rest and give the NUJ fraternity, his immediate family members, friends, and associates the fortitude to bear the great loss.
Late Elder Akin Alofetekun, until his death, was a veteran journalist writing for the Guardian Newspaper. The deceased also wrote for various Newspapers such as; the Sun, Daily Times among others, at different times.
The deceased, who died after a brief illness at the age of 63, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Olufunke Alofetekun and four children.