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Veteran Journalist Hajia Raheemat Omoro Momodu Buried In Abuja, Colleagues Mourn

Veteran journalist civil society activist, Hajia Raheemat Omoro Momodu, who died on Tuesday June 14, 2022 has been buried today Thursday at the Gwarimpa Muslim Cemetery opposite old War College Quarters Gate, Abuja.

She was buried according to Islamic rites.

Her body left the Wuse (Zone4) District Hospital for the National Mosque, Abuja for prayers before the Gwarimpa Muslim Cemetery where she was buried.

Her death was felt through the media and other Civil Service Communities where she played prominent roles and they thronged the Abuja National Mosque and Gwarimpa Cemetry for her burial.

Among the senior journalists who attended were former Presidential Spokesperson and chairman of THISDAY Editorial Board, Segun Adeniyi, former member of the House of Representatives, Abdul Oroh, former Commissioner of Information in Edo State and TV personality, Kigsley Osadolor; Publisher of Abuja Inquirer, Dan Akpovwa; Communications Consultant and Collumist, Paul Nwabuikwu; Arthur Obayuwana of ECOWAS Commission, university teacher Abiodun adeniyi Adebisi Aderounmu-Arije and Prisca Egede.

Until her death, Hajia Raheemat was a founding member of JADESeminars Initiative and Secretary of its Board of Trustees. She was also the Principal Programme Officer, Human Security and Civil Society Organizations in the Department of Gender and Social Affairs at the ECOWAS Commission headquarters, Abuja.

A former Assistant Political Editor with the defunct Concord Newspapers, Hajia Raheemat was at various times the Chairperson of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Lagos State Chapter; Project Officer/Gender Equity Programme, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Nigeria; National Programme Officer, Gender and Coordinator Youth Development Programme at the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA); Programme Manager, Good Governance and Human Rights and Gender Focal Person, EU Delegation to Nigeria.

She was also the President of the International Visitor Leadership Programme of the US Department of State.

Hajia Raheemat is survived by her son, Zafir and sister Lafifat, among other relations.

Among those who have paid tribute was the JADESeminars who commiserated with the Momodu family of Agbede, Edo State over the passing of their daughter, Hajia Raheemat Omoro Momodu.

In a statement signed by Tony Akiotu, Gbemiga Ogunleye, Ibim Semenitari, Angela Agoawike, and Chinwe Worukwo, Programme Officer, the JADESeminars described her as “a passionate believer in the Nigeria Project, with a deep commitment to issues of women and children.

“This passion and commitment drove her activities throughout her life and were exemplified in the roles she played and the responsibilities that she took on.

“May the Almighty grant her Alijanah Firdaus.”

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