The Northern States’ Governors Forum (NSGF) has expressed sadness at the death of three journalists from different media organisations in an accident during an official assignment with Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole and described the death as a great loss to the journalism profession in particular and the nation in general.
In a condolence message to Governor Oshiomhole, the families and employers of the deceased journalists, the Governor of Niger State and Chairman of the forum, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu said Northern Governors were pained by the sudden death of the well groomed professionals, especially that the incident occurred few days after many lives were lost in an attack on the offices of the Thisday and Sun Newspapers.
“We can only pray God to grant the deceased eternal rest and their families, friends and employers the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” Governor Aliyu said in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Danladi Ndayebo.
The forum supported Oshiomhole’s call for an inquiry into the incident, even as it urged all concerned, especially those associated with the highly mobile official convoys to take precaution, including strict adherence to safety rules and regulation in order to prevent a reoccurrence.
The statement said the nation cannot afford to continue to lose its best brains to avoidable road accidents.