The death has occurred of the Sokoto state Correspondent of Guardian newspaper, Mr Eric Meya.
Meya passed on at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, UDUTH, after a brief illness.
Isa Abubakar Shuni, Chairman of the state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), in a statement by its secretary, Abubakar Imam, described Meya’s death as a monumental loss to the entire practicing journalists in the state.
“We lost a committed, hardworking and very jovial member, who is not afraid of calling a spade, a spade no matter whose ox is gored. May his soul rest on,” he said.
His burial arrangement will be announced later by his family.