Tony Momoh is dead

Prince Tony Momoh

Veteran journalist and former minister of information and culture Tony Momoh has died.

Sources close to the deceased said he died on Monday at his residence in Abuja.

Momoh was minister of information and culture appointed by General Ibrahim Babangida from September 1986 until 1990.

He had degrees in Mass Communication and Law and was a solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He worked in various capacities, including professional and administrative, in the Daily Times of Nigeria Group.

Over the years, Momoh’s boardroom profile grew, ultimately leading him to becoming chairman of the board of Nigeria Airways. He was also a member of the Nigerian Press Council.

His many honours include fellowships of the Commonwealth Journalists’ Association, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, and the Advertising Council of Nigeria.

Momoh was a patron of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, and a holder of Selkyo Culture Award presented to him in Japan in recognition of his “great contribution to society” through his “consistent and valuable activities for the sake of the creation of peace and culture”.