Former governor of Lagos State and leader of the newly formed All Progressives Congress, APC has said even though Peter Obe died at the ripe age of 81, his loss was still a sad one. According to the former governor, Peter Obe represented an uncommon brilliance in his profession and gave photography an enviable name.
”Peter Obe will never be forgotten. He was a photographer of excellence. He displayed rare commitment to his job. At a time when many saw being a photographer as a mere pastime or a job for non-starters, Obe took his job seriously and carved
for himself a niche in the profession.
“Through numerous of his works, many came to realize that pictures are the stories. Pictures tell the stories. He was not just a photographer, he told stories through the pictures he took. He navigated rough terrains and faced dangers in order to bring to us all the full and true pictures of developments whether good or bad”.
Tinubu said Obe will be sorely missed but his works will stand the test of time. The former governor urged the new generation of photojournalists to develop their minds beyond mere clicks and flashes and enrich the work they do. He added that they must act responsibly and be see their profession as a call to duty.
“Peter Obe took photojournalism to a height hitherto unknown in our clime. I hope the room he left for advancement shall be filled by others in this noble profession,” Tinubu said.