Journalist Raheemat Momodu for burial today

Journalist Raheemat Momodu

The late ex-president of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Raheemat Momodu will be buried on Wednesday.

Momodu was in a meeting on Tuesday when she slumped and died before she could get medical care.

Until her death, she was head of human security and civil society at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Some of her colleagues announced her burial plans in a statement. They are Angela Agoawike, Ibim Semenitari, Tunde Aremu, Kayode Komolafe, Lanre Arogundade, Iyobosa Uwuagiren and Ayo Aluko-Olokun.

Others are Tony Iyare, Bolaji Adebiyi, Wale Adedayo, Wale Adeoye and Kehinde Bamigbetan.

“It is with a searing pain that we announce the death of a treasured friend, Hajia Raheemat Omoro Momodu, who for over three decades has been for all of us more than just another friend,” the statement said.

“Raheemat passed away on Tuesday, 14 June 2022, in Abuja. She will be buried Wednesday, 15 June, 2022 at the Gwarimpa Cemetery, opposite War College after prayers for the repose of her soul at the National Mosque, Abuja by 1pm.”

They noted that among the fond memories was her “dynamic leadership of the Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists in the 1990s as the chairperson during which she became a vital ally in the establishment of the New Trend Movement in the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).”