Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has expressed deep shock and sadness over the untimely passing away of Mr Otei Oham, who was one of the two Guardian Newspaper’s correspondents covering the House.
Late Mr. Oham passed in the early hours of Saturday, after a brief illness, according to family sources. He was with The Guardian for a over a year, having written for other titles, including The Nation.
In a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Turaki Hassan, on Saturday, Dogara described the late Oham as a professional journalist, who though soft spoken and friendly, did not compromise when it came to objectivity in his reports of the activities of the House.
While expressing condolence to his family, The Guardian Newspaper, and the House of Representatives Press Corps, the Speaker prayed God to grant his gentle soul eternal rest and the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.