Human rights activist and President of One Love Foundation(a non-profit making organisation), Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor, has joined the bandwagon of top personalities condoling the members and officials of the Edo State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ) over the sudden departure of one of its members, Mr. Ezekiel Isesele of Champion Newspaper.
Drenched in tears Chief Eholor said: “The sad news of the demise of Mr. Ezekiel Isesele came to me like a thunderbolt. Isesele was one of the journalists I have a very close contact with.
“To say that he was a hardworking journalist is to belittle him. He was way more than that as he devoted his time to crafting very interesting reports that can hardly be faulted. Over time he was noted for his insistence of following the tenets of the journalism profession to the letter by ensuring that his reports are well balanced.
“Also, Isesele would be remembered for the bubbly lifestyle he adopted in his endeavours. For him there was never a dull moment as he carried out his assignments.”
Going further, Chief Eholor called on the NUJ to endeavour to start a process of catering for the welfare of journalists if possible through some kind of collaboration with some reputable organisations and individuals.
“Gone are the days when media practitioners would be left to fend for themselves in any way they deem fit. The new deal should be such that even when the reporters are gone to the world beyond their family members should be catered for within the limit of available resources via insurance claims and other welfare programmes,” Chief Eholor concluded.