The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kwara State Council has commiserated with the family and associates of a Veteran Photo-Journalist, Alhaji Ibrahim Salami, who died in Ilorin on Saturday.
Salami, fondly called ‘Tallest’ within and outside journalism circle, died at his residence at the age of 75 after a brief illness.
During his lifetime, Salami was a quintessential and thoroughbred Photo-Journalist, mentor and union leader, who lived a fruitful life and bequeathed worthy legacies to younger generation.
In a statement issued in Ilorin, the state NUJ Chairman and Secretary, Abdullateef ‘Lanre Ahmed and Comrade Omotayo Ayanda respectively said Alhaji Salami exited at a time the Council should be sipping from his ocean of wisdom and experience.
“We are indeed pained by this sad event, which has thrown the NUJ family in mourning mood.
“The late Ibrahim Salami (Tallest) was an easy going man, peace loving, helpful in the resolutions of tasks as far as Union matters are concerned when he was with us. His passion for development of Journalism profession cannot be disputed.
“We will sorely miss him, his fatherly care and ever available admonitions based on his vast experience in Union matters,” the statement said.
The statement also noted that his death had created a vacuum that would be difficult to fill and urged the family and colleagues he left behind to take solace that Alhaji Tallest left an indelible mark in the journalism profession.
The Union, however, beseeched the Almighty God to grant the deceased eternal rest and comfort the bereaved family.