Immediate past President of the Senate , Senator David Mark has described the death of a frontline journalist, playwright and former Managing Director of the old Daily Times of Nigeria Plc, Dr. Onukaba Adinoyi- Ojo as devastating .
Reacting to the untimely death of Onukaba in Abuja today, Senator Mark noted that the late Journalist was a patriotic NIGERIAN who worked and believed in the sanctity of the unity and peace of the nation.
Senator Mark recalled the contributions of Onukaba especially to the literary community and submitted that the late author was one of the brightest and fertile minds in the contemporary history of Nigeria.” It is sad to note that Onukaba is no more. He was such a lively gentleman who was passionate about the economic and Socio political development of the nation.
” His dream was to see an egalitarian society and a new Nigeria, where every citizen will be free to pursue his or her legitimate ambition without fear of molestation or intimidation in any part of the country. Unfortunately, death denied him the opportunity . But one thing is sure, his dream lives on “, Senator Mark stated.
The former Senate boss urged the media to sustain the legacies of Onukaba anchored on truth, integrity, honesty, equity and hard work, which he brought bear while plying his trade to build a better Nigeria .
He enjoined his immediate family , government and people of Kogi state to take solace in the fact that Onukaba lived an eventful life worthy of emulation .