NGE mourns Ha­jiya Bilk­isu

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Daniel Adugbo

The Nige­rian Guild of Ed­i­tors (NGE) has ex­pressed sad­ness over the death of quin­tes­sen­tial jour­nal­ist, Ha­jiya Bilk­isu, dur­ing the Mina stam­pede in Saudi Ara­bia last week.

The NGE in a state­ment by its Gen­eral Sec­re­tary, Vic­to­ria Ibanga said it was greatly sad­dened by her un­timely death.

Ac­cord­ing to the state­ment, Ha­jiya Bilk­isu was an in­valu­able and re­spected fel­low of the pres­ti­gious as­so­ci­a­tion, who broke the glass ceil­ing to edit two na­tional news­pa­pers and a mag­a­zine; Tri­umph in Kano, New Nige­rian and Citizen, both in Kaduna. The guild also said Ha­jiya Bilk­isu was a bril­liant voice for the voice­less Nige­rian gir­lchild and ex­pressed op­ti­mism that the or­ga­niz­ers of the pil­grim­age will take pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures to avoid fu­ture oc­cur­rences.

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