Meanwhile NUJ, Oyo State Council, on Tuesday mourned the passing of Oyewole.
Oyewole was Chairman of the NUJ between 1978 to 1980.
He was later Chairman of the Oluyole warriors, Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan.
Oyewole recently spoke with the incumbent, Ademola Babalola on July 3rd, 2020 following the news of the demise of one of his sucessors in office, Joe Abiola (a.k.a. Atumah).
Abiola, who also died about three weeks ago, took over from Oyewole and was NUJ Chairman for two terms, spanning between 1981 to 1985.
Oyewole had assured Babalola through phone call that he would grace the burial of Abiola and especially tributes being planned in honour of the deceased by NUJ. It comes up this Thursday at 2pm in Iyaganku press centre.
Lamenting the deaths of the erstwhile union leaders, Babalola in a statement signed by the Secretary of NUJ, Comrade Sola Oladapo, described Oyewole’s passing as “shocking, devastating, unexpected, sad and one that caught the Union unawares” for the union, because of the outstanding career of the erstwhile Chairman.
Oladapo said the news came when the executive was planning a special programme in honour of Abiola, saying, “the news of his demise came at a time when his wise counsel, experience and charismatic attributes as a father figure in NUJ and the society in general is most needed.”
Receiving the shocking news of the demise of the veteran, Acting President of Nigeria Union of Journalists Europe Chapter[NUJEurope] Prince Lashley Oladigbolu described
“Mr. Olubode Oyewole a very true person of integrity whose media and moral support to my late father, Prince GL Oladigbolu were invaluable. Adieu. May God bless you in the life after.”
The NUJ prays God to forgive Oyewole popularly called Uncle B.O, and grant him eternal rest.
It condole the family especially the wife, Mrs. Bose Oyewole, the children and the veteran journalists in the State and pray God to give them the fortitude to bear his irreplaceable loss.
Source: Oyo Insight.