Days after soliciting for public help to raise cash for treatment, a Channels Television reporter has passed away.
A reporter with Channels TV, Vincent Bala Danture, 39, identified with cancer of the liver has passed away days after soliciting for public help.
Before his death, Danture sought medical attention in an Indian medical facility. He is from Kaltungo Local Government Area, Gombe State and a father of two kids.
In an interview with Punch, he had regretted how challenging it was for him to raise the needed funds.
The governor of the state, Inuwa Yahaya, revealed sadness over his painful death.
In a press release, he wrote:
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has received with sadness the death of Channels Television reporter in Gombe, Mr Vincent Danture, who passed away today.
Vincent passed away in the early hours of today, Wednesday, 19th February 2020 at the National Hospital, Abuja preparatory to his departure to an Indian Hospital for treatment.
Vincent, 39, is survived by his spouse, two kids and aged mother, among other relatives.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya, in an acknowledgement message, described the death of the Channels Television reporter as a significant loss not just to his immediate family however to journalism profession, the state and the country at large
He kept in mind that Vincent was a core professional, hardworking and devoted reporter, who contributed exceptionally in projecting the programs and policies of Gombe state through well-balanced reporting.
The Governor advised his household to take solace in the truth that their boy, as an active member of the renowned journalism profession, lived a remarkable life amongst his contemporaries and performed himself with utmost professionalism and self-respect while performing his project.
He revealed the sincere acknowledgements of the Government and people of Gombe state to the family of the departed, Management and personnel of Channels Television, in addition to the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ where Mr. Danture when worked as the Gombe state Council Secretary, ensuring the mourning family of Government support.
He prayed God to give the departed soul everlasting rest and the family the perseverance to bear the terrific loss.
Ismaila Uba Misilli
Senior Special Assistant
( Media and Publicity)
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