By: Oluwatosin Adesola
Members and leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State Council have expressed rude shock and deep sorrow over the news of the untimely demise of an Ace Broadcaster, ADENIKE THOMPSON.
Late Nike Thompson, a former Director, News and Current Affairs at the Ondo State Radiovision Corporation (OSRC) died yesterday afternoon at a private hospital in Akure during a brief illness.
In a statement signed by the NUJ State General Secretary, Leke Adegbite, the Union says Ondo state people will not forget in a hurry the deceased’s pleasant, professional and captivating style of casting news on OSRC TV and Radio stations in the last three decades.
Ondo NUJ prays Lord to grant soul of Nike Thompson who was her late fifties peaceful rest, and give the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
“Members and leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State Council receive news of the untimely death of an Ace and Quintessential Broadcaster and Senior member of the Pen Profession, ADENIKE THOMPSON with rude shock, deepest sorrow and immense sadness”, the Statement said.
“Thompson, a Director, News and Current Affairs at the Ondo State Radiovision Corporation (OSRC) before her redeployment to the State Ministry of Information, died on Saturday afternoon at a private hospital during a brief illness”.
NUJ said, “Our Union and indeed the general public in Ondo state will not forget in a hurry her pleasant, professional and captivating style of casting news on OSRC TV and Radio stations”.
“Aunty Nike, as fondly called by her junior and senior colleagues, was a patriot, cerebral journalist whose life of service to humanity and courageous will continue to be widely acknowledged especially among media professionals”.
The statement notes that “Ondo NUJ is enthralled and regaled with the many years of unequalled, unparalleled and sacrifices of ADENIKE THOMPSON to the training of young broadcast journalists to a stardom as well as working for the progress and growth of our Union and NAWOJ at OSRC chapel and at the state Council levels”.
The Union prays Lord grant her family, OSRC chapel and journalism fraternity the fortitude to bear the irreparable and shocking loss of our dear Aunty Nike.