The leadership and entire members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Lagos State Council, has lamented the loss of Prince Tony Momoh who passed on in the evening of Monday, 1st February, 2021 at 81. This was made known in a statement by Adeleye Ajayi, Chairman and Tunde Olalere, Secretary respectively.
The statement described Momoh as an ‘erudite journalist who contributed immensely to the advancement of journalism in both pre-independence and post-independence era.’
“Momoh was a versatile journalist who will be remembered for two celebrated cases. The case of Tony Momoh Vs House of Representatives (1982) and Tony Momoh Vs Senate (1983). He served as Editor and Deputy General Manager of the Daily Times”, the terse statement read.
The statement noted that Momoh served as a Minister of Information and Culture between 1986 and 1990, adding that the former minister took giant strides in politics when he was appointed the Chairman, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) as well as being a one time frontline member of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP). Until his death, he was a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Council prays that God will grant his family, friends and the entire citizenry the fortitude to bear this big loss, noting also that he will be remembered for his achievements and other meritorious service to Nigeria.