Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has received the news of the death of Mr. Chukwuma Onuekwusi, Channels TV State House Correspondent with great sadness.
Prof Osinbajo extends heartfelt condolences to his family, as well as the Channels TV family on the very sad passing of Mr Onuekwusi.
He also commiserates with the State House Press Corps over the passage of their professional colleague, who combined high professionalism, wit, dedication and patriotism in his diligent reportage of activities in the Presidential Villa.
Acting President prays that the Almighty God will comfort his family and all who mourn this exceptional gentleman.
Also, former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore has joined many other Nigerians to commiserate with the family of the late State House Correspondent of Channels Television, Mr Chukwuma Onuekwusi and the entire management and staff of the highly distinguished television station.
Senator Omisore, in a condolence message he personally signed, extolled the professional acumen of the distinguished newsman.
According to him, "Mr Onuekwusi's death is still a big shock to many of us who knew him well while he was alive.
"I've known Chukwuma since my framed/trumped-up charges days in 2003 in Ibadan. He covered the trial professionally and diligently till I was discharged and acquitted. Since then he had earned my trust and friendship," Omisore recalled.
"He was a fine gentleman and a thorough media professional. The Nigerian media industry will, no doubt, miss his invaluable contribution."
Omisore, therefore, prayed "that God should comfort his immediate family and members of the Channels Television organisation and grant them the fortitude to bear the painful and irreparable loss."