Edo State: Children of Dead journalist to benefit from N15m trust


Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State will reconstruct and equip a school at Olomu, Edo, home of one of the journalists, who died in an accident involving the governor’s convoy in April.

Oshiomhole made this known in Oloma, near Igarra, Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo during the funeral of the late journalist, Olatunnji Jacob, a reporter in a private television station. He also announced an education trust fund of N5 million each for the three children of the late journalist and a cash donation of N5 million for the widow.

Speaking on his decision to reconstruct the school, Oshiomhole said: “It is our mark of appreciation of the good work of Olatunji to the development of Edo.

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“Olatunji died for the good work we are doing in the state and how it will be made known to the world. This community must benefit in the way they remember that Olatunji’s death did not only bring tears but also happiness. It is hoped that with the reconstruction and remodeling of the school more Olatunji’s will be discovered. ’’

In his sermon, Rev. Moses Ovejerie of the St. John’s Anglican Church, Oloma, admonished the people to live good lives that would be remembered by the people to usher them into God’s kingdom. He advised the people to desist from anything evil and always look unto God for everything.

Three journalists died when the governor’s convoy was involved in an accident on Auchi/Warranke Road in the state, while returning from a campaign rally at Afuze on April 28

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