The Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Delta State Council has declared a two-day mourning in respect of a Sports Presenter, Timi Ebikagboro who died last night.
The NUJ disclosed this in a statement signed by Messrs Michael Ikeogwu and Churchill Oyowe, Chairman and Secretary, respectively.
The NUJ gave the date for mourning as Tuesday 3rd-4th October, 2017, urging members to put on black clothes as a mark of honour for their departed colleague.
The NUJ expressed her deepest pain over the sudden death of one of its members.
The Council viewed Timi Ebikagboro’s demise as colossal loss and truly unfortunate.
The NUJ stated that the late Timi Ebikagboro was a great Unionist who demonstrated excellent sense of loyalty in good and bad times.
The NUJ also noted that his active participation in the Union’s activities and promoting the ideals of the journalism profession will forever remain fresh in our memory.
The NUJ described him as a fine and dependable journalist who carved a niche for himself in uplifting journalism practice and sacrificed so much for the profession even at the expense of his convenience and resources.
“Indeed, Timi Ebikagboro’s glowing attributes are virtues that call for emulation by all journalist.
“Our hearts go to the immediate family for the Lord God Almighty to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. The Council will pay a condolence visit any time from now and will participate fully in the burial arrangements,” the union said.
The late Timi Ebikagboro headed the Sports Desk, DBS Warri TV and Radio and was a former Chairman, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, Delta State Chapter.
He was at different times Media Officer to Warri Wolves and the National Under-23 Dream Team.
Until his death, he was a member of the Delta Football Association and Special Assistant, Media to the Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Mr. Amaju Pinnick.