Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has commiserated with Nigerian journalists on the sudden death of the former Managing Director of the Sun Newspaper, Mr. Dimgba Igwe.
He made this known Saturday in a release issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Dr. Festus Adedayo.
According to the Governor, the death of the veteran journalist was shocking and heart-rending.
“Igwe was one of the beacons of the journalism profession. He was one of the leading lights of the profession. That a man of peace like him could be visited by the violence of the road is one of the contradictions of life,” the Governor said.
He recalled Igwe’s “deep, incisive and fluid” commentaries on the back page of the Sun and said that he had made remarkable contributions to the cause of journalism in Nigeria, stating that the country would miss him greatly.
The Governor also recollected Igwe’s days at the National Concord and his contributions to the founding of the Sun which he and his friend, Mike Awoyinfa, pioneered, stating that the country would not forget him in a hurry.
While commiserating with the Publisher of the Sun, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu and the Sun family, Ajimobi urged them to take solace in what he called the uncommon intellectual strides of the late Igwe and take his death as an act of God.
“He came to the world for the purpose of enriching journalism, discourses at the public sphere and he did this very remarkably. He left when the ovation was loudest. We should all bother less about him as he has fulfilled his destiny but bother more about what marks we are making in our various endeavours,” he said.
Governor Ajimobi also urged the late Igwe’s family not to mourn the late journalist, stating that death is a necessary end that all would face at some point in the journey of life.