Veteran journalist, Uche Ezechukwu, is dead

He was a seasoned journalist from Amesi, Aguata Local Government Area, Anambra State.

The deceased was reportedly sick for a while.

In what is now viewed as a premonition of his death, his last post on Facebook was: “The trumpet is sounding so loudly and soo frequently. And our comrades are needing the call. In that Gana Street office alone, Sam Nda, Tony Momoh, etc. When will it be my turn? Only God knows. None can evade or avoid its call.

Oh God keep us ready at all times
May God bless his soul.”

Ezechukwu was the best graduating Mass Communication student in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, which earned him the recognition of the then governor of Kano State, Abubakar Rimi, who offered him his first job in the media.

He was a spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign in one of his previous attempts at the presidency, and oversaw the birth of many newspapers, including Leadership Newspaper