Journalists in Abuja are mourning one of their best and prominent, former Daily Trust Newspaper’s correspondent, Ronald Mutum, who died on Friday night after sustained battle with cancer.
As if he knew the end was close he had written on his face book wall just days to his demise, “They are calling it plumonery metastasis! It’s a new battle front… Already I’m on a new line of Chemotherapy! God is in control!”
Many of his friends especially colleagues responded with prayers:
John Akubo who had worked with him in Kano while he was with Galaxy Television, wrote: By his stripes you are healed, to which he responded Amen
Continuing Akubo wrote: Relax your nerves, there is no impossibility with our God. What he cannot do does not exist.
Another Journalist, Sani Gambo wrote,
Your faith is remarkable. May God honour it in details in Jesus name. You are more than a conqueror.
The vice chairman FCT council Osadebamwen Patrick wrote: Add the use of Kagen, the colleague at NAN can tell her story…
Then when the news of his death broke out, the Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abuja chapter, Emmanuel Ogbeche, described his death as painful. “I hear you have gone the way of all mortals, Mutum. “It is a sad one, but you needed the rest.
“I was happy and relieved when you and your amazing wife came to the NUJ in February to “specially” thank me and the council for our modest support towards your surgery in Germany. “But it has pleased God to call you home. You fought bravely, and your wife stood to be counted as a true help mate. “May you find rest eternal. Amen,” Ogbeche wrote on Facebook on Saturday morning.