July 19, 2024

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Rivers NAWOJ In TearsOver Ex-Chair’s Demise

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Edith CHUKU

 

Sadly, the Rivers State chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, kicked off her 2023 program in mourning, following the shocking demise of her member, Mrs. Uche Atuzie.
NAWOJ in a condolence visit to the family of the deceased colleague, during the week, described her death as a rude shock.

 

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The chairperson of the female wing of the pen profession, Susan Serekara-Nwikhana, who led the executives and members of the association on the visit, described the late Atuzie as a true friend, exceptional mother, devoted colleague and supportive sister.

 

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Serekara-Nwikhana who could not control her emotions stated that, “when I heard this sad news, that Uche is no more, I wept and asked God why, why He had to take Uche now? But again, we are mere mortals, His ways are mysterious, we cannot understand it. Yes, it’s very painful, shocking and heartbreaking, but, who are we to ask God questions?

 

 

“I still do not believe this, it feels like a dream, or maybe she could just wake up and return to us. She was a former chairperson, former NAWOJ deputy national president DNP, and former acting NUJ chairman of Rivers State Council. We will greatly miss her.”

 

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She further appealed to hee family to, “please, don’t keep us out of the arrangement for her return to mother earth, reach me, inform us, we will like to be part of the preparation, so we can bid her the farewell she deserves.”
Speaking on behalf of the family, the younger brother of the deceased, Mr. Atuzie Azubuike Samuel appreciated NAWOJ for coming to condole with the family in the time of grief.

 

 

Azubuike while explaining how Atuzie gave up the ghost on Wednesday, January 4, also urged NAWOJ to continue to remember the family in their prayers.
Daughter of the late Atuzie, Oroma Ovunda-Nsirim also thanked NAWOJ for visiting, even as she promised to inform them when preparation for the burial commences.

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