Abuja NUJ in tears over demise of Fashikun, Edoga, ‘Madam Waka’

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Council, has expressed profound sadness over the death of three of its members; Grace Nwodo aka Madam Waka of Love Fm; Chris Edoga of Federal Radio Cooperation of Nigeria (FRCN); and Olajide Fashikun of GongNews.The council in a statement, yesterday in Abuja, described their deaths as “unnerving, worrying,” and called for prayers.

The statement signed by the Secretary of Council, Comrade Ochiaka Ugwu, quoted the Chairman of Council, Emmanuel Ogbeche, as stating that the “deaths of Nwodo, Edoga and Fashikun, have left huge vacuums that will not be easily filled.

“The deaths are troubling and leave profound sadness. I condole with our colleagues and the families of the deceased. At a time such as this, I urge all of us to be prayerful and take our personal health and security seriously especially as the general elections draw closer,” the statement quoted the chairman.

According to the statement, “Grace Nwodo also known as Madam Waka who died in auto accident last month, was a staff of Multimesh Broadcasting Company (MBC), operators of Love FM 104.5 and Crowther Radio and anchor of the popular programme, Madam Waka on the station.

“Edoga, who was a sports reporter with FRCN, and was attacked in his home in Gwagwalada, Abuja, few hours after leaving office last Tuesday and later died in the hospital on Friday.”Fashikun, who died on Sunday at the Federal Medical Center, Jabi in Abuja, was a sports writer and athlete, Fashikun was the publisher of GongNews, an online newspaper.

“The statement explained that the council would announce a date for service of songs for the deceased at the next congress.