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Fadahunsi: NUJ, Ondo Govt, PDP pay tributes to Labour Icon

Nov 3, 2020

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The Chairman, Adetona Aderoboye, executives and entire members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State Council have received the untimely death of one of the union’s former Chairmen, Comrade Dayo Fadahunsi with rude shock and sadness.

Fadahunsi, a Veteran Journalist, who retired from the Ondo State Radiovision Corporation, (OSRC), also served as Assistant Secretary, NUJ OSRC Chapel from 1984 to 1986; Assistant Secretary Ondo State NUJ from 1986 to 1989 and Chairman, Ondo State NUJ from 1997 to 1999.

The icing on the cake of his blossoming unionism career was his emergence as the state Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ondo State Council in 1997, while he served as the Special Adviser on labour matters to the state governor during the Olusegun Mimiko’s administration between 2009 and 2017.

The Owo-born Labour Veteran was also a former LP and PDP Governorship aspirant in the state in 2016 and 2020.

In a Press Statement signed by the State Secretary of the Union, Leke Adegbite, NUJ describes late Fadahunsi as one of the best Chairmen that had presided over the Union, who contributed immensely to the development of media industry in Ondo state.

Ondo NUJ also notes that the departed Labour leader was a goal getter, cerebral and Vibrant journalist who displayed high level of discipline and professionalism during his journalism practicing days.

The Union also observes with satisfaction various contributions of late Fadahunsi to Labour movement in the state in particular and the nation in general.

Ondo NUJ will not forget the deceased’s vibrancy and commitments even in retirement, he contributed immensely to his profession and NUJ growth in the state till his demise.

Comrade Dayo Fadahunsi died at the early hours of today Tuesday 3rd November, 2020 at an undisclosed hospital in the state during a protracted illness and survived by wife, aged mother and children.

We pray Lord to grant his soul peaceful rest and uphold his family members.

Leke Adegbite
State Secretary
3rd November, 2020.

Press Statement


The news of the demi­se of erudite labour leader, Comrade Dayo Fadahunsi came as a very rude shock, to say the least.

This is quite grieving; a pinching moment for all in Ondo State in particular and the Labour fam­ily in Nigeria.

Comrade Fadahunsi was, undoubtedly, a sel­fless leader in his chosen areas of inte­rest. He followed the path of service and altruism in his da­ys as State Chairman, Ondo State Council of the NUJ.

As the foremost Labo­ur leader in the Sta­te while he held sway as State Chairman of NLC, he gave his all and endeared him­self to the entire work force. His passi­on and compassion were incurably, palpable.

Unarguably, Fadahunsi­’s foray into partis­an politics was to deepen his commitment to service through the ballot.

In no sm­all measure therefor­e, his contributions and participation in politics were valu­able and qualitative enough to enrich the polity. Indeed, he exemplified courage, commitment and shr­ewd determination.

We will all sorely miss him.


Donald Ojogo,
Hon. Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Ondo State.
November 3, 2020.



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),Ondo State received the news of the demise of Comrade Dayo Fdahunsi as a rude shock.

Our heartfelt condolences to his immediate family and all our members in Owo Local Government Area. We have lost a Unionist, a Journalist, Businessman, Politician and an organiser of Men and resources to achieve great effect.

As much as we are overwhelmed with grief, we take solace in the fact that Comrade Fadahunsi lived a fulfilled life.

We pray for God’s protection over the family and the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

Kennedy Ikantu Peretei.
State Publicity Secretary, PDP Ondo State.
Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020.

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