Ezekwesili, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, others mourn The Future Awards co-founder Asim-Ita

Emilia Asim

Former presidential candidate Oby Ezekwesili on Saturday mourned co-founder of The Future Awards Africa Emilia Asim-Ita who died after a brief illness.

Ms Asim-Ita, a multi-sector strategist and business leader, died on Friday morning.

Mrs Ezekwesili said in a tweet that moments like this requires one to draw comfort from the word of God.

“How @emiliaasim? How dear daughter? Moment like this, the Word of our Lord brings comfort. One that speaks of your essence, Emilia is: Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints,” said Ezekwesili.

The former education minister also commiserated with the bereaved family, saying “May the deepest comfort of God envelope your Mom and siblings.”

Media personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu tweeted: “I’m so shook by this Emilia story. What in the world?!????”

Political commentator Japheth Omojuwa said: “It’s hard to refer people because people will embarrass you. But it was easy to refer Emilia because she was a trusted executioner. She got stuff done. As easy as this sounds, I know it’s calculus for many. Most times, it’s stories. For Emilia, it’s results! Time well spent!”

TV producer Imoh Umoren said the deceased was always kind to him.

Asim-Ita was until her death the practice director of AML, formerly known as A’Lime Media, which she founded in 2010.

She founded what was then known as The Future Awards along with Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams in 2006.