Mrs Ronke Fajemirokun, a broadcaster with the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), died this morning (Friday) at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan after a brief illness.
Oyo State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) has announced her passage.
A statement signed by the Chairman and Secretary of Oyo NUJ, Comrades Ademola Babalola and Sola Oladapo respectively, said the late journalist would be sorely missed for her contributions to the development of Oyo State.
The release reads in part:
“With a heavy heart, we announce the death of a seasoned broadcaster and eminent Yoruba newscaster on the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) channels, Mrs. Ronke Fajemirokun.”
The late Fajemirokun, was a Yoruba News caster and great journalist, until the 2019 redeployment exercise of the Oyo State Government for many staffers of the Corporation, took her to Simeon Adebo Staff Development Centre at Agodi State Secretariat, Ibadan, where she was a Director.
The Union described Fajemirokun as a forthright, easy going and kind journalist who contributed significantly to the journalism profession and development of the society in general.
The release urged the family, friends and well-wishers of the late broadcaster, and indeed all journalists in the State to take heart and pray fervently to God for an end to such occurrence in our midst.
It added, “may God forgive her of her trespasses and give the family, friends and all of us the grace to bear her irreplaceable loss. It is well,” the release added