Group Consoles African Examiner, NUJ, NGE Over Editor’s Death


Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commiserated with the management and staff of the African Examiner, a front line online newspaper, over the death of its Managing Editor, Femi Kehinde.
The outspoken and thoroughbred journalist died recently in a ghastly motor accident which occurred along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
In a release Monday morning, signed by the Director of MURIC, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, the group also expressed deep sorrow and sympathy with both the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Guild of Editors (NGE).
Late Femi Kehinde
According to the statement, “Femi Kehinde’s death is a great loss, particularly, at a time when a silent revolution is raging and seasoned journalists are needed to contribute their wealth of experience to the re-engineering of the Nigerian mindset. He died when Nigeria needs him most.”
MURIC also charged President Muhammadu Buhari to give priority to speedy completion of the expansion of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The road, according to the statement, “is notorious for traffic congestion due to its deteriorating state and has claimed the lives of hundreds of Nigerians.
“We denounce the lackadaisical attitude of past regimes to road maintenance and charge Buhari to expedite action on the road in order to drastically reduce waste of lives,” MURIC pleaded.
The group prayed to Allah to spreads His comforting umbrella over the heads of members of the deceased’s family, his colleagues in the African Examiner, the entire members of the NUJ and the Guild of Editors. …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper