Atiku Mourns Onukaba Adinoyi Ojo, Says He Was An Irreplaceable Asset
The former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has described the former Managing Director of Daily Times, late Onakaba Adinoyi Ojo as a loyal and an irreplaceable asset and a great loss to the Journalism profession in the country.
The late Onukaba was Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Atiku during the Obasanjo regime.
In a condolence message from his media office in Abuja, the former Vice President described his death as shocking, painful and beyond words, adding that he saw him right before he travelled out of Abuja.
He said: “Onukaba was at my house just on Friday. He visited me just before travelling out of Abuja. I had no idea that it was the last time I would ever set eyes on him.”
The Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) said he has known the journalist for over three decades as he has always been involved in his media team, calling him is political protégé.
While describing him as an intellectual and highly motivated person, he said “Ojo had little concern for material things. He was a pure intellectual, motivated only by a desire to give the best that his brains had to offer.”
“An entire book of thousands of pages would be needed if I were to say everything that I thought and felt about my long-time friend, now gone forever. May God grant his family in particular his children the grace they need to go through this toughest of times.” Atiku stated.