Death of Ray Ekpu's wife a great loss - Sanwo-Olu


Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed his condolences to former Chief Executive Officer of Newswatch Magazine, Mr. Ray Ekpu, over the death of his wife, Mrs. Uyai Ekpu.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, on Monday, described the death of Uyai Ekpu, wife of the veteran journalist as a great loss to the Ekpu family.

Sanwo-Olu, while mourning the passing of Mrs. Ekpu, who died at the age of 73 last Wednesday, also sympathised with the entire family, friends, and associates of the deceased.

The Governor also sent his condolences to the members of the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN), the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) over the death of the wife of the renowned journalist and columnist.

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He said, “It is with a deep sense of sorrow that I commiserate with a veteran journalist and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Newswatch Magazine, Mr. Ray Ekpu, on the passing of his beloved wife, Mrs. Uyai Ekpu.

“No doubt, the death of a loved one is usually a painful episode in our lives because it is irreparable, but we must always take solace in God for a good life spent by the deceased person.

“We should be consoled by the fact that Mrs. Uyai Ekpu lived a fulfilling life. She was a soul mate, friend, and great supporter of her husband, Mr. Ray Ekpu. She was also a caring and loving mother to her children.

“I pray that God will grant the soul of our beloved Mrs. Uyai Ekpu eternal rest and comfort her husband, Mr. Ray Ekpu, the immediate family and friends of the deceased.”

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