Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council, has described the death of former Managing Director of The Daily Times, (DTN), Dr. Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo, as a great loss to journalism.
Lagos NUJ Chairman, Deji Elumoye, in a tribute on Monday said that Adinoyi-Ojo’s experience as a quintessential journalist would be missed.
According to him, his death through motor accident was regrettable.
While praying to God to grant his immediate family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, he recalled that Adinoyi-Ojo as a seasoned journalist who was very active as a member of The Guardian chapel of Lagos NUJ some years back “also tried to ensure that welfare of journalists and other workers was a priority while he held sway as Daily Times MD few years back.”
Adinoyi-Ojo who made his name as a versatile Aviation Correspondent for The Guardian Newspapers rose through the ranks and got to the pinnacle of his professional calling before venturing into politics where he also made his mark especially in his home state, Kogi State, where he tried twice to be the governor of the state.”
Elumoye further said the death of the journalist through motor accident shows the deplorable condition of the federal roads across the country and called on government to effect timely repairs of the highways “so as to reduce cases of accident and untimely death of people”.