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A veteran member of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Walter Uba, has kicked the bucket during a protracted sickness at age of 68.
According to his first son Anas Uba, he died on in his sleep in early hours of Friday 22nd March 2017.
The late Uba was recently discharged from a private hospital in Kaduna after showing some signs of improvement.
He cut his tooth in journalism as Zaria reporter of Punch Newspapers, a pioneer reporter of Vanguard newspaper in Northern Nigeria where he rose to the post of Bureau Chief, Benin correspondent of Democrat Newspaper and reporter with Republic Newspaper. Before his demise, he was a reporter with Lawmaker magazine among several others.
Walter Uba who will be remembered as a detribalized Nigerian Christian from Anambra state who shun all odd and married to Hausa Muslim woman from Kano State. He was always at home with everybody irrespective of religion or ethnic affiliation.
Chairman, Kaduna State Council of NUJ Comrade Adamu Yusuf who led a delegation of the council to condole with the family of the late veteran colleague said, the deceased was a father, a role model to many journalists in terms of professionalism.
He prayed Almighty God to grant the departed rest and forgive all his short comings while alive.
He then called the wife of the deceased, Hadiza Uba, to take heart and remember that death is a debt that everybody has to pay just as he called on the state government and other well-meaning Nigerians to come to assistance of the bereaved family as a way of showing their appreciation to their father’s contribution to the peace and stability in kaduna state.