A press statement personally signed by the former Vice President on Saturday described the death of Igwe as shocking development hearth wrenching.
Atiku recalled that he last saw Dimba Igwe in January this year, “while his demeanour was as lively as ever and full of bluster.”
The statement said further: “The demise of Dimba Igwe, who was a personal friend of mine will leave a huge hole in the spectrum of journalism profession in Nigeria.
“The sudden nature of his death came as a rude shock and journalism in Nigeria has lost a gem and will surely miss one of its finest minds.
“My condolences go to the Nigeria Press Organisation (NPO), the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Nigerian Guild of Editors and the Sun Newspapers of Nigeria, where he was deputy chairman of the board of directors and his family. It is my prayer that God almighty gives them the fortitude to bear the loss.”