Delta state Commissioner for Information, Chike Ogeah Esq. has described the late Mrs. Remi Oyo as an amazon who stood out as a beacon to the women folk and symbolized the triumph of hard work, diligence and patriotism
A statement signed by Ogeah and made available to Blank NEWS Online on Thursday, October 02, 2015 reads:
“It is certainly not the best of times for the media community with the passing to glory of Mrs. Remi Oyo, former managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and one-time presidential spokesperson in the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo.
“Coming on the heels of the recent transition of Mr. Dimgba Igwe and Mr. Mike Akpan, the crème of the journalism’s top guns have been bowing out.
“In the death of Mrs. Oyo, journalism has lost an amazon who stood out as a beacon not only to the women folk but symbolized the triumph of hard work, diligence and patriotism. Yes, the former NAN boss symbolized the highest virtues in the noble profession and it is with sadness that news of her death reached us.
“On behalf of the media community in Delta State, we commiserate with her family, the Nigerian Guild of Editors and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) over this loss.
“We pray God to grant her family and loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss. To the media community, the best tribute for the late Mrs. Oyo is for all practitioners to steadfastly uphold the ethics and noble virtues of journalism, especially at this critical time of our nation’s evolution in democratic culture.
“May God grant Mrs. Remi Oyo eternal rest. Amen.”