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Friday, 3 October 2014

Mimiko mourns Remi Oyo

Mimiko mourns Remi Oyo The Governor of Ondo state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has commiserated with the family of late Dame Oluremi Oyo, a former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and a former Special Adviser on Media, to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, who passed away on Thursday. Mimiko in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Eni Akinsola, said Oyo’s death has yet robbed the nation of another illustrious and dutiful media practitioner, who blazed the trail and set new standard in the media profession during her years of active service. “It is noteworthy to recall how Oyo distinguished herself as an exemplary presidential spokesperson, being the first female to occupy such position in the history of this country. “In her capacity as a public servant when she held sway as the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Oyo also displayed high level of diligence and dutifulness to service. “History and posterity will never forget her as one of those who blazed the trail, raised the bar in media profession and set new standard which will serve as working template for the coming generation of media practitioners. It is my prayer that her soul find repose in the bosom of the Lord.” While commiserating with the deceased’s husband, her children, staff and management of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), and the media industry, Mimiko prayed that God grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.