BENIN CITY- The Edo State Council Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalist, (NUJ) Comrade (Sir.) Roland Osakue, has expressed rude shock over the sudden demise of one of his members, Comrade Ezekiel Isesele.
Comrade Isesele who died last Saturday morning at Itua Medical Center, Agho street in Benin City, until his death was the Edo state Correspondent of the Champion Newspaper.
Comrade Osakue in a statement said that the death of “Ezeco” as the late journalist was fondly called by his admirers was a painful loss not only to the state NUJ but also to the pen fraternity nationwide.
He described the late Champion Newspaper Correspondent as a hardworking, dedicated and had unwavering commitment to the journalism profession.
“While mourning the passing of our dear colleague, Comrade Ezekiel Isesele, I pray God to comfort his family, the media community as well as the Edo NUJ”, Osakue stated.
Also, Rights activist and President of One Love Foundation, an NGO, Chief Patrick Eholor, said that the death of Isesele came to him like thunderbolt, adding that the deceased journalist was close to him.
“The sad news of the demise of Mr. Ezekiel Isesele came to me like thunderbolt. Isesele was one of the journalists I have a close contact with.
“To say that he was hardworking journalist is to belittle him. He was more than that as he devoted his time to crafting very interesting report that can hardly be faulted.
“Isesele will be remember for the bubbly lifestyle he adopted in his endeavors and for him, there was never a dull moment as he carried out his assignment deligently “, chief Eholor maintained.
On his part, President of Benin Solidarity Movement (BSM) Worldwide, Elder Curtis Ugbo, described the late Isesele as a thoroughbred reporter who according to him did his job with passion and remarked that Ezekiel’s trademark smile would be missed by all.
“In all my crusade, I had an ally in Isesele who always gave me a listening ears and went ahead to publish my reports without any qualms in adherence to the ethics of the journalism creed.
“We console with the immediate family and the entire NUJ for the great loss and wish him eternal rest in peace”, Ugbo stated.
The Late hardworking cum amiable penpusher who hailed from Ewu Town in Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo state was a graduate of Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma.
He has worked in several media houses and survived by a wife, ‘Francisca’ and three children.
The late Ezekiel Isesele was aged 48 years and his demise making it the fourth journalists, including veterans to die in quick succession in Edo state this year.
Others were Comrade Sunny Ojeiduma ( City people), Tony Momoh ( Veteran), Alhaji Usman Abuda.