A former Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council, Mr. Bode Oyewole is dead.
It was gathered that Oyewole died in Ibadan, the State capital on Tuesday.
Oyewole was Chairman of the NUJ, Oyo State Council between 1978 to 1980.
He later became Chairman of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC).
Chairman, NUJ in Oyo State, Mr. Ademola Babalola, while reacting, described the death of Oyewole as shocking.
Babalola said that Oyewole recently spoke with him on July 3rd, 2020, following the news of the demise of one of his successors in office, Joe Abiola.
Lamenting the death of the erstwhile union leader, Babalola in a statement signed by the Secretary of NUJ, Comrade Sola Oladapo, described Oyewole’s passing as “shocking, devastating, unexpected, sad and one that caught the Union unawares”, because of the outstanding career of the erstwhile Chairman.
Oladapo said the news came when the executive was planning a special programme in honour of Abiola, saying, “the news of his demise came at a time when his wise counsel, experience and charismatic attributes as a father figure in NUJ and the society in general are much needed.”
The NUJ prayed God to forgive Oyewole, popularly called Uncle B.O, and grant him eternal rest.
It condoled the family, especially the wife, Mrs. Bose Oyewole, the children and the veteran journalists in the State and prayed God to give them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.