The Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun State Council received with great shock the passage of Prof Muraina Lai Oso in a fatal motor accident on Saturday, June 24, 2023 along Sagamu-Ore road where him and his driver lost their lives.
The death has thrown the Journalism industry into mourning as the industry has lost yet again an encyclopedia of communication theories, a teacher, a father figure, someone who built many libraries in human being.
In a statement signed by the chairman, Comrade Wale Olanrewaju and his Secretary, Comrade Bunmi Adigun, the council described his death as a rude shock calling on the Nigerian government to declare state of emergency on provision of road infrastructure to check unabated loss of lives due to bad roads which has led to loss of one of the eggheads of the profession.
Every individual who read Mass Communication or any related media courses must have passed through or drank from the pool of knowledge of this Prof Oso as he made himself available to teach, nurture and breed media icons who today have excelled in the industry.
“The worse enemy of mankind is death. He kills with no mercy. He truncated human dreams and aspirations in life therefore inflicting unforgettable pains in the minds of the people, “Iku Oro re da, Isa Oku Isegun re da?”
May Almighty God give the family of Prof Muriana Lai Oso and the Journalism profession the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.