Akpabio pays condolence visit to family of Tribune reporter Tijani Adeyemi

Godswill Akpabio

Senate President Godswill Akpabio on Monday paid a condolence visit to the family of late Tijani Adeyemi.

Until his death last week, Mr Adeyemi was the Senate correspondent of Tribune newspapers in the National Assembly.

Represented by his special adviser on media and publicity Eseme Eyiboh, the Senate president described the late Adeyemi as “Cool headed and quiet man who did his job diligently and most professionally.”

He commiserated with the wife and children and enjoined them to be strong and not to despair reminding them that “It is only God that gives life and takes it when He wants.”

Eyiboh informed that Akpabio had wanted to come personally but due to exigencies of work, he could not make it.

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The media adviser promised to convey the request made by the family to the Senate President.

Responding on behalf of the family, Ade Mutiu thanked the Senate President for his kind gesture for finding time to visit and mourn with the family.

He also informed that the late Tijani left behind four daughters, two undergraduates, one school leaver and a JSS 3 student.

Accompanying Eyiboh on the condolence visit was special assistant on media and communication to the Senate president Aniete Ekong, special assistant on new media Ahmed Tijani as well as representatives of the Senate Press Corps Taiwo Amodu of Tribune Newspapers and Azimazi Jimoh of the Guardian Newspapers among others.