The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council, has declared Tuesday and Wednesday next week as days of mourning in honour of late Timi Ebikagboro.
This was contained in a statement signed by Chairman of the Union, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu and Secretary, Comrade Churchill Oyowe.
The union directed that all journalists in the state should wear black cloths between Tuesday 3rd-4th October, 2017 to honour the late sport presenter.
Meanwhile, the union has expressed deep pain over the death, saying that the demise was a colossal loss and truly unfortunate.
The statement read in part:
Timi Ebikagboro was a great Unionist who demonstrated excellent sense of loyalty in good and bad times. His active participation in the Union’s activities and promoting the ideals of the journalism profession will forever remain fresh in our memory.
He was 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.
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 time 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.
The council has declared a two-day mourning in respect of Late Timi Ebikagboro between Tuesday 3rd-4th October, 2017. Members are to put on black cloths as a mark of honour our departed colleague.
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