Buhari mourns veteran Journalist, John Chiahemen

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of John Chiahemen, a former Reuters Bureau Chief for Nigeria.

The president, in a statement by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, on Wednesday in Abuja extended deep condolences to Chiahemen’s family, friends and colleagues, including everyone in the various media organizations where he worked.

The president recalled that as a veteran newsman with the reputable international news agency and Editor of Reuters Africa, Chiahemen was respected for his brilliant contributions to journalism.

He also lauded his editorial role of covering news about Africa from a business and development perspective, beyond the narrow stereotypes of disaster and poverty.

According to the president, the remarkable legacies left behind by one of Nigeria’s most accomplished journalists will continue to inspire current and upcoming members of the fourth estate of the realm.

President Buhari prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the deceased and comfort for those mourning him.

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