By Simeon OSAJIE
Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu has condoled with the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo State Council, Comrade Festus Alenkhe on the demise of his beloved mother, Madam Rose Akuogbe Alenkhe at the age of 76.
Madam Rose Akuogbe Alenkhe passed on to Glory on the 7th of November, 2022 after a brief illness.
In a condolence letter personally signed by Comrade Philip Shaibu, stated that her demise is not only a huge loss to Festus Alenkhe as a worthy son but also to the good people of our dear Edo State and the NUJ family in particular.
Part of the message reads, “It is with a deep sense of loss that I received the news of the passing of your beloved mother, Madam Rose Akuogbe Alenkhe at the age of 76.
“Permit me to say that her demise is not only a huge loss to you as a worthy son but also to the good people of our dear Edo State and the NUJ family in particular.
“I have it on good authority that ‘Nene’ was a strict disciplinarian and exemplary family woman whose uncommon love and tenderness for all was infectious, regardless of the tribe and religion. Her unwavering commitment to the service of her Creator, community development and humanity at large can best be described as inspirational.
“No doubt, she lived a pious and fulfilled life, having you as a son as an accomplished professional Journalist and Head of one of the most vibrant councils in Nigeria.
“Let me convey my heartfelt condolences to you and through you to the entire family, friends and the journalism family for the painful exit of your matriarch.
“May her gentle soul rest peacefully in the bosom of God Almighty.”