The State House correspondent of Channels Television, Chukwuma Onuekwusi, is dead.
Mr. Onuekusi died Tuesday morning at a private clinic in Abuja after battling an undisclosed ailment, the chairman of State House Press Corps, Ubale Musa, told PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday.
The deceased had reported for Channels since 1998. He covered successive administrations since Olusegun Obasanjo.
Channels TV confirmed the development in a statement published on its website.
The statement read, “The Management and Staff of Channels Television wish to announce the passing away of Chukwuma Onuekwusi, our State House Correspondent.
“He died at a private hospital in Abuja, in the early hours of today.
“He has covered several beats on Channels Television before he was seconded to cover the Presidential Villa as the State House correspondent.
“An excellent reporter who joined Channels Television from 1998, he showed great passion for his job.
“A perfect gentleman and a great family man, Mr Onuekwusi was a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
“He also worked at the Imo Broadcasting Corporation, Owerri.
“He died at the age of 55 and is survived by his wife and children.
“May his gentle soul rest in peace.”