The Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ) Lagos Council has announced the passing of Mr. Ray Ugochukwu, an active unionist on Thursday in Lagos. The condolence message jointly signed by the Council Chairman Mr. Adeleye Ajayi and Mr.Tunde Olalere read “With heavy hearts, we mourn the death of a media giant, a versatile Unionist and a brilliant journalist, Mr Ray Ugochukwu”.

The death of Ray came as a big shock to the union.

We are going to miss his courageous attributes and mentorship.

He was also one of the pillars of the Lagos Council of NUJ and served the union meritoriously in his capacities as the Chairman, Seminar Committee; and as a Member, Committee on Milestone Recognition of Media Icons In Nigeria.

He spent most of his lifetime in ensuring the advancement of Maritime Reporting as well as welfare of Journalists.

He worked in several media houses.

Among his giant strides, he was a former President of the Maritime Reporters’ Association of Nigeria (MARAN); President, Maritime Journalists Association of Nigeria (MAJAN); and a former Chairman of the Daily Times Chapel of NUJ.

The legacies of Ray are indelible and will exist forever.

May God grant his soul eternal rest.