The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has expressed shock over the demise of a reporter with Nation Newspapers, late Precious Dikewoha.
Speaking when he paid a condolence visit to the residence of the late journalist in Port Harcourt, Abe described Dikewoha as a properly trained journalist.
The Senator, who was represented by his spokesman, Parry Saroh Benson, further described the deceased as an investigative journalist, who has achieved so much in his chosen career.
He said, “Late Precious Dikewoha was a fine journalist; he was a well-trained journalist. You know that late Precious Dikewoha was an investigative journalist and the much he achieved within the period was because he was properly trained.
“So, we are going to miss him. We feel the pain of the family and that was why we came to condole them. We join in the pain and we pray that God will give them the strength to bear the loss.
“You will also know that late Precious Dikewoha was a journalist that will go for an assignment without looking back. Late Precious Dikewoha was a journalist that will stand for the truth. He was a journalist that will not want to compromise if he had the facts and wants to do it.”
The Senator called on the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the management of the Nation Newspaper, to go beyond the normal burial activities and help the family left behind by the deceased journalist.
He said, “So, we want to appeal to the NUJ not to stop at the end of the burial activities. NUJ knows that late Precious Dikewoha served the Union and should do something more than whatever ceremony that will be done on the burial day.
“This same appeal goes to the Nation Newspaper where late Precious Dikewoha served. It should go beyond the burial date. Whatever package they have, they should know that late Precious Dikewoha died leaving a little daughter and a wife behind.”