The Ogun State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) is saddened with the sudden passage of the Towulade of Akin'ale, Oba Dr. Olufemi Ogunleye, a renowned journalist and royal father.

In a statement by its Chairman, Comrade 'Wale Olanrewaju and Secretary, Comrade Bunmi Adigun, the Union described Oba Ogunleye's demise as a shocking and devastating loss, stressing that despite his advanced age, his sudden passage remains a significant loss as his wisdom and expertise had been a source of inspiration to the Executive and the Council.

Oba Ogunleye played a significant role in quenching the political turbulence that ravaged the Council for over four years, harnessing his statesmanlike wisdom, professional acumen and diplomatic finesse to resolve conflicts, reconcile factions and steady the ship, and, in company of other progressives, ensured successful conduct of elections to usher in new leaders, setting the Council on a path of growth and progress.

Until his glorious exit, he was chairman of the Ogun NUJ Advisory Council and a prominent member of the league of veteran journalists whose sage counsel and journalistic savvy will be deeply missed.

Oba Ogunleye had a distinguished career in journalism, serving as a correspondent for the Daily Times from 1974 to 1976 before transitioning into public relations. His contributions to the field of journalism and his commitment to the NUJ will always be remembered. 

The Ogun NUJ offers its heartfelt condolences to the family, particularly his son, Bamidele Ogunleye, a journalist with OGBC. May Almighty God grant the family the strength to bear this loss, and may Oba Ogunleye's soul rest in eternal peace.

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