The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Niger State Council, has expressed shock over the death of Mrs Jemima Sadiq Bassi of NTA Minna, describing her as a committed, hardworking and jovial journalist who devoted her life to the service of God and humanity.
In a condolence message issued by the state Secretary of NUJ, Comrade Usman Chiji, described Bassi’s death as a great loss not only to the bereaved family, but the entire practicing journalists in the state.
The statement stated that the union is pained by the demise of Mrs Bassi but it is consoled by the fact that she lived a life worthy of emulation as a mother, role model and above all, a respected journalist.
The union noted with satisfaction that she brought her wealth of experience and innovation to bear in all her reports.
“Jemima Sadiq Bassi was a simple, committed, hardworking and jovial journalist who devoted her life to the service of God and humanity. The union will continue to remember her for her steadfastness, sincerity, fear of God and love for her chosen career.
“The union on behalf of entire practising journalists in Niger state then prayed to Allah to grant Mrs Jemima Bassi aljanatu firdaus and the bereaved family, management and staff of NTA Minna the strength to bear the irreparable loss,” the statement said.
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