NUJ, NALVEJ, SWAN mourns passage of Veteran Journalist, Salami

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    Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kwara State Council has commiserated with the family and associates of a Veteran Photo-Journalist, Alhaji Ibrahim Salami, who died in Ilorin on Saturday.

    Salami, fondly called ‘Tallest’ within and outside journalism circle, died at his residence at the age of 75 after a brief illness.

    During his lifetime, Salami was a quintessential and thoroughbred Photo-Journalist, mentor and union leader, who lived a fruitful life and bequeathed worthy legacies to younger generation.

    In a statement issued in Ilorin, the state NUJ Chairman and Secretary, Abdullateef ‘Lanre Ahmed and Comrade Omotayo Ayanda respectively said Alhaji Salami exited at a time the Council should be sipping from his ocean of wisdom and experience.

    “We are indeed pained by this sad event, which has thrown the NUJ family in mourning mood”

    The Union, beseeched the Almighty God to grant the deceased eternal rest and comfort the bereaved family.

    Also, the National League of Veteran Journalists (NALVEJ) Kwara chapter mourned the deceased who was an auditor in the association during his lifetime.

    In a condolence message signed by NALVEJ chairman, Alh Tunde Akanbi and the publicity secretary, Alh Abdullahi Olesin, said it received the death of one of its active members with heavy heart.

    described the death of the ace photographer and head of the photographic units of The Herald, National Pilot Newspapers and the defunct People’s Advocate at different times as a great loss to the association and commiserate with the immediate and extended family of the deceased; and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and prayed Allah to grant him Aljanah Firdaus and grant the bereaved the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

    The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Kwara chapter also described the death of Alhaji Ibrahim, who was a former executive member, of the association as a big loss to the group.

    SWAN in a statement signed by its Secretary, Olayinka Owolewa, described late Alhaji Salami as a committed member, who contributed immensely to the upliftment of the association in the state and prayed for the family to gather the strength to recover from the irreparable loss of the deceased.

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