A veteran broadcaster and communications expert, Jika Attoh has died.
Attoh passed away at POSH Hospital, New Haven, Enugu State after a prolonged struggle with an undisclosed illness.
His death was announced in a statement issued by his West Africa Broadcast and Media Academy
The statement described Attoh’s death as a colossal loss.
The statement reads, “This is a huge loss to us at WABMA where Jika spent the last years of his life deepening media professionalism.
“It is a loss that we share with the entire media landscape in Nigeria where this news has sent shockwaves. Our prayers accompany our dear friend and colleague as he journeys on to the great beyond.
“Attoh’s failing health in the past one year did not deter him from pursuing his passion of enhancing development journalism in Nigeria until the very last weeks of his life.
“He was the firebrand professional anchor of the Africa Independent Television’s flagship breakfast show, KAAKAKI, and news anchor at CHANNELS Television, Lagos.
“Attoh later became a journalism trainer for the BBC World Service Trust (BBC MediaAction) and a consultant media trainer for ENABLE in Nigeria.
“His media leadership included his roles as the managing director of Enugu State Broadcasting Service, ESBS; Broadcast Manager and Trainer at Lagoni Media, member of the board of directors of West Africa Democracy Radio, Dakar, Senegal, and the genius behind the establishment of BLAZE FM, Awka and COSMOS FM, Enugu.”