Buhari mourns as Channels reporter, Chukwuma Onuekwusi, is buried

Buhari mourns  as Channels reporter, Chukwuma Onuekwusi, is buried
July 15 10:32 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolences to the family of Late State House correspondent of Channels Television,
Chukwuma Onuekwusi.

Onuekwusi was buried in his hometown, Akabo, in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State, on Friday.

He had died on May 23 at a private hospital in Abuja at the of 55.

In a condolence message to the deceased’s family signed by the State House Permanent Secretary, Jalal Arabi, the President urged Onuekwusi’s family to take solace in the fact that the deceased was a respected journalist and a pride to the profession and the nation.

“I write on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari and the entire staff of the State House to console you and members of Onuekwusi family on the transition of your father, Mr. Chukwuma Onuekwusi.

“It is on record that for the 10 years that Chukwuma served as a correspondent of Channels Television reporting Nigerian Presidents, he exhibited uncommon dedication, professionalism and patriotism to work, and was not found wanting in any respect.

“His passage has therefore left a huge vacuum which will be difficult to fill as covering the State House requires maturity, integrity and hard work.

“While the Presidency joins you in mourning him, I enjoin you to take solace in the fact that Chukwuma was a respected journalist and pride to his family, employers, the journalism profession and the nation.

“I pray that the Almighty God will console his family, friends and professional colleagues and grant Chukwuma’s soul peaceful rest,” the message read in part.

Onuekwusi’s remains had earlier arrived his family compound for a brief lying-in-state after which a funeral service was held at the St. Andrews Anglican Church, Akabo.