Obaseki mourns death of former Minister of Information, Tony Momoh

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has mourned the death of veteran journalist and former Minister of Information and Culture, Prince Tony Momoh.

Obaseki, in a statement, celebrated the contributions of late Prince Momoh to the growth and development of Nigeria, describing him as a rare politician who spoke truth to power when it mattered the most.

“It is with a heavy heart that I received the news of the death of veteran journalist and former Minister of Information and Culture, Prince Tony Momoh.

“Prince Momoh, though a great son of Edo State, was a total Nigerian. He was forthright, driven and spoke with candor. As a nationalist, he was unapologetic about the Nigerian project. His lasting legacy remains the enthronement of democratic values in Nigeria.

“A progressive and committed Nigerian, Prince Momoh’s wise counsel would be greatly missed especially as we navigate our current challenges as a nation.

“On behalf of the government and people of Edo State, I commiserate with his family, friends and associates and wish that God grants them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” Obaseki noted.

Prince Momoh was a veteran journalist, lawyer, politician and former Minister of Information and Culture (1986–1990) during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
He was Chairman of the African Conference of Information Ministers from 1988 to 1990.

He was educated at Government School, Auchi; Teacher Training College, Abraka; the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; the University of Lagos, and the Nigerian Law school.

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By Wonderlady

Journalist, Educationist, Writer, Human Rights Advocate

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