The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council has called on the public, especially lovers of journalism profession to pray fervently for the practitioners to end untimely deaths amongst them.
This is contained in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Mr Ademola Babalola and Secretary, Mr Olusola Oladapo.
The union in the statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Ibadan, said the Union was yet to come to the reality that David Ajiboye is no more.
The NUJ described the death of David Ajiboye, the General Manager, Fresh FM Ado-Ekiti as very sad and great loss.
It said that the union had within the year lost some of its members among whom are Mr Najeem Raheem of Guardian Newspaper, Sunday Ogunyemi of FRCN and Titus Badejo of Naija FM.
The union expressed sadness over the loss of these fine professionals who died at their prime and when their contributions to media development was needed.
“The union is disturbed by this latest development and we are yet to come to the reality that David Ajiboye is no more.
“He was a gentleman to the core and always willing to render help to everyone that came his way.
“An Omoluabi per excellence. David was a soft spoken guy. The NUJ has lost a great supporter of the Demola Babalola-led Union leadership.
“We are appealing to all lovers of our noble profession to join us in praying fervently to God to put a stop to untimely deaths among the media practitioners in the State and Nigeria as a whole.
“At a time like this, our prayers are with the immediate and extended families of our departed hero. We also commiserate the Chairman, Fresh FM Nigeria, Evang. Yinka Ayefele and all the staffers of the fastest growing privately owned station in the country, on the demise of the corporation’s top management staff.”