Veteran broadcaster and former Director-General of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Patrick Ityohegh is dead.
He died at the age of 76 on Wednesday evening in Makurdi, the Benue state capital. Sympathizers are besieging the Makurdi home of the late Ityohegh.
He would be remembered for his contributions to broadcasting especially the popular television programme “Sunny Side of Life”
In other news, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has condoled with the family of late Dr. Patrick Ityohegh.
Mr Ortom, who led some members of the State Executive Council on the condolence visit, described the death of Dr. Ityohegh as a national loss, considering his contribution to the media industry especially in Benue state.
The death of the late media icon according to the governor, is one that will re-write history, as his legacies would live through those he nurtured in the media profession.
“My message to the family is to accept it as the will of God because the scripture says, it is God that gives and it is God that takes – this is not an exception, but I think Nigeria will ever miss him.
“He will ever be remembered because of the positive impact he made on humanity and I’m really happy that I’m alive to bid him farewell and by the grace of God, we shall do everything possible to give him a befitting burial,” the governor stated.