Mrs. Ronke Fajemirokun, a renowned broadcaster with Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo state BCOS is dead.
According to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Oyo Council which announced her death, she passed away on Friday morning at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan where she was receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.
A statement from the Chairman and Secretary of Oyo State Council of the NUJ, Ademola Babalola and Sola Oladapo respectively, said: “With heavy heart, we announce the death of a seasoned broadcaster and eminent Yoruba newscaster on Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) channels, Mrs. Ronke Fajemirokun.
“Mrs. Ronke Fajemirokun died this morning (Friday) at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan during a brief illness.”
The statement said the late journalist would be sorely missed for her contributions to the development of Oyo State.
The late Fajemirokun was a Yoruba News caster and great journalist, until the 2019 redeployment exercise of the Oyo State Government for many staff of the Corporation, took her to Simeon Adebo Staff Development Centre at Agodi State Secretariat, Ibadan, where she was a Director.
The Nationalinsght quoted the NUJ as describing Fajemirokun as a forthright, easy going and kind journalist who contributed significantly to the journalism profession and development of the society in general.
The NUJ urged the family, friends and well wishers of the late broadcaster and indeed all journalists in the State to take heart and “pray fervently to God for an end to such occurrence in our midst.”
It added, “may God forgive her of her trespasses and give the family, friends and all of us the grace to bear her irreplaceable loss. It is well.”