The President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has expressed shock and sadness over the death of Alhaji Tijani Adeyemi, who was the Senate Correspondent for Tribune Newspapers.
In a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh, the Senate President regretted that Adeyemi’s death had robbed the nation of one of the richest handlers of the institutional memory of the National Assembly.
Quoting from a letter to the widow, Alhaja Mamunat Adeyemi, Akpabio said: “Though your husband and I were not particularly close, but my information is that he was a very peaceable and gentle in all his dealings.
“To his colleagues, he was a very diligent journalist whose assiduous dedication to duty made him one of the most established journalists in the National Assembly.
“I am informed that he qualifies to be so described as the doyen of the National Assembly Press Corp, having covered the Fourth National Assembly from about its establishment.
“Though he has crisscrossed the media terrain from broadcast to print under different organisations, it was the outstanding streak in legislative reporting that made the various organisations he worked for to post him to the National Assembly.
“The institutional memory of the National Assembly and his rich flair in legislative reporting shall surely be missed.
“On behalf of my Distinguished Colleagues, I pray God to comfort you and your four children.
“I join you to pray for the repose of his soul in Aljannah Friddaus.”