Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday commiserated with the management and staff of Newswatch Newspapers and the Nigerian Union of Journalists(NUJ) over the loss of Deputy Editor Saturday Newswatch, Mr. Toyin Obadina who was killed on his way home after close of work of on Saturday.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Hakeem Bello, Fashola expressed shock at the untimely death of the Deputy Editor, noting that the deceased was an articulate and brilliant journalist who has contributed substantially to the development of journalism in the country.
Fashola was particularly pained by the fact that the deceased was cut down in his prime when his budding professionalism was about to blossom for the benefit of the Journalism profession in particular and the country in general.
He noted that the Newswatch organization has lost one of its top flight editorial team members, Fashola urged the management and staff to take consolation in the fact that the deceased has left a legacy of diligence in the workplace adding that the best way to immortalize his memory was to uphold that legacy.
Obadina was reportedly attacked by suspected armed robbers on Saturday night along Itoikin-Old Ijebu-Ode Road while driving to his residence at Parafa area of Ikorodu. He was rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, where he died Sunday morning.