The Presidency has expressed shock over the sudden demise of the vibrant and dedicated Channels TV State House Correspondent, Chukwuma Onuekwusi.
The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo,said he received the news of the death of Mr. Onuekwusi, Channels TV State with “great sadness”.
In a statement, Prof Osinbajo extended heartfelt condolences to his family, as well as the Channels TV family on the very sad passing of Mr Onuekwusi.
According to the statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, Prof. Osinbajo also commiserated with the State House Press Corps over the passage of their professional colleague, who combined high professionalism, with, dedication and patriotism in his diligent reportage of activities in the Presidential Villa.
The Acting President prayed that the Almighty God will comfort his family and all who mourn this exceptional gentleman.
Chukwuma Onuekwusi, an experienced Journalist and broadcaster , has a diploma in Mass Communication (Radio/TV Broadcasting) from the University of Nigeria Nsukka(UNN) and he has also attended journalism courses in Nigeria and the British Broadcasting Corporation.
He joined Channels Television in 1998 to futher his career in TV Broadcasting. He is the state house correspondent for the Television station.
Chukwuma Onuekwusi has since 1998 when he joined the Channels Television team covered different stories bothering on Politics.
It is worthy to note that he has reported extensively on elections that brought in past presidents in Nigeria like former president Obasanjo, Late President Yar’adua, and Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Also worthy of note is the fact that Chukwuma Onuekwusi began his career in Broadcasting and Journalism with the Imo Broadcasting Corporation, Owerri, Imo State as an announcer, reporter and newscaster both on radio and television.
Chukwuma Onuekwusi has had the privilege of anchoring the interview of highly influential personalities in Nigeria.
Chukwuma Onuekwusi aside being a motivator is a Prolific news caster. His prowess in the industry coupled with his reporting style and experience got him a nominee for the Nigeria Media Merit Awards in 2001 as well as coverage of the Abia bureau for two years.