Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has described the death of the Leadership Reporter in Kogi State, Mr Sam Egwu as a painful and great loss.
The Governor in a Press Statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Mohammed condoled the family of the late journalist, the entire management and staff of the Leadership Newspaper as well as the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) over the sudden death.
Bello also described the late journalist as a man of truth and fairness who practised journalism with professional ethics.
He said that Journalism has lost one of its dedicated and upright members noting that the late Egwu will be remembered for his objectivity, diligence and hard work.
The Governor prayed to Almighty God to grant the soul of Sam Egwu eternal rest and members of his family the fortitude to bear the loss.