Nsukka Journalists Forum mourns Ayogu Eze

Nsukka Journalists Forum (NJF), a body of practising journalists from Enugu North cultural zone, has mourned the demise of late Senator Ayogu Eze.

The forum, in a condolence message signed by the Chairman, Mr. Ben Whyte Ezeugwu, of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), described Eze as an astute politician and an accomplished journalist whose wealth of experience would be missed by the entire senatorial zone.

“It was with deep shock and utter disbelief that we, the Nsukka Journalists Forum received the news of the demise of our dear brother, colleague and member, Distinguished Senator Ayogu Eze, who passed away on Thursday April 25, 2024.

“There is no gainsaying that his death has left a vacuum in NJF as the forum still looked up to tap from his vast experiences both in journalism and politics for the younger generation.

“Late Senator Eze was a consummate journalist and politician, who had passion and untiring interest in whatever concerned the Nsukka Cultural zone. 

“While as a Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial district, he fought relentlessly for the creation of Adada State out of the present Enugu State.

“In anticipation for the creation of Adada State, he facilitated the location of Voice FM Nsukka and also initiated moves for a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) station to be located in Nsukka. 

“He also facilitated the employment of many of our youths in several media houses in Nigeria. He did all these within his first four years in the senate and in his position as the Chairman of Senate Committee on Information.”