Sunday, July 26, 2015
MURIC CONDOLES AFRICAN EXAMINER, NUJ, ON DEATH OF FEMI KEHINDE
27th July, 2015
MURIC CONDOLES AFRICAN EXAMINER, NUJ,
ON DEATH OF FEMI KEHINDE
Femi Kehinde, Managing Editor of African Examiner, a front-line online newspaper, died on Thursday 23rd July, 2015. He was involved in a car accident which occurred along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) commiserates with the management and staff of the African Examiner, the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Guild of Editors.
Femi Kehinde’s death is a great loss particularly at a time when a silent revolution is raging and seasoned journalists are needed to contribute their wealth of experience to the re-engineering of the Nigerian mindset. He died when Nigeria needs him most.
MURIC calls on the new regime of President Muhammadu Buhari to give priority to a speedy completion of the overhauling and expansion work on Lagos-Ibadan expressway. This road which is notorious for traffic congestion due to its deteriorating state has claimed the lives of hundreds of Nigerians.
We denounce the lackadaisical attitude of past regimes to road maintenance and charge Buhari to expedite action on the road in order to drastically reduce waste of lives.
We pray that Almighty Allah spreads His comforting umbrella over the heads of members of the deceased’s family, his colleagues in the African Examiner, the entire members of the NUJ and the Guild of Editors.
Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)