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Lagos NUJ mourns maritime journalist, Ray Ugochukwu

The Lagos State Council, Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has announced the death of a maritime journalist, Mr. Ray Ugochukwu.

Ugochukwu reportedly died in his hometown in Imo State in the early hours of Thursday. He was said to be in his early sixties.

In a press statement, the Lagos Council Chairman of NUJ, Adeleye Ajayi and Secretary, Tunde.Olalere, said, “The death of Ray came as a big shock to the union. We are going to miss his courageous attributes and mentorship.”

The NUJ said Ugochukwu was one of the pillars of the union who served meritoriously in his capacities as the Chairman, Seminar Committee and as a member of the committee on the recognition of media icons in Nigeria.

It said the deceased spent most of his lifetime in ensuring the advancement of maritime reporting as well as welfare of journalists.

“Among his giant strides, he was a former President of the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN); President, Maritime Journalists Association of Nigeria (MAJAN) and a former Chairman of the Daily Times Chapel of NUJ.

“The legacies of Ray are indelible and will exist forever,” the statement added.

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