Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Benue State Council, Comrade Victoria Asher is dead.
The young promising pen pusher joined the long list of women who died in the process of giving life due to complications around pregnancy or 40 days post delivery.
The state Secretary of NUJ, Moses Akarhan, in a statement said, Asher died on Saturday morning at about 8:00am at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi after a cesarian surgery (CS).
“Council will give notice for an emergency Congress to that effect in due course,” Akarhan said.
Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom has expressed shock and deep sadness over the death of the Benue NUJ Chairman, Mrs Victoria Asher.
The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, described the demise of Mrs Asher as a painful loss not only to the media community but also to the entire state.
It is on record that, about 805 out of every100,000 reproductive age women die around childbirth in Nigeria majority of which can be averted if the right investments are made in maternal health by the government.