Benue NUJ chairman dies while giving birth

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The State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Benue State Council, Comrade Victoria Asher has died in a caesarian operation.

Asher’s death is second time, the State NUJ chairman would die in office.

In a statement signed by the secretary of NUJ, Benue State Council, Mr. Moses Akaahan, Comrade Asher died Saturday morning at about 8:00am at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi after a C/S surgery.

The statement said the Benue NUJ Council will give notice for an emergency congress to that effect in due course.

Meanwhile, the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep shock and sadness over the death of Mrs Asher.

In a condolence message signed by his media aide, Terver Akase, on Saturday and made available to newsmen, the governor stated that the demise of Mrs Asher is a painful loss not only to the media community but to the entire state.

He described the late NUJ Chairman as a hardworking woman who related well with others and stood for excellence in the pen profession.

“The government and people of Benue will miss Mrs Asher and her contributions to the state in her chosen profession of journalism.”

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