The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has condoled with the family of the late Najeem Raheem, the Guardian Newspapers, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), his friends and colleagues over his demise, describing it as sad, painfull and a monumental loss.
According to the Minister, “I learnt about the death of Najeem, a consumate professional, dedicated worker with so much despair and pain. He was such a distinguished, hardworking and committed photo journalist who carried out his duties with so much passion and enthusiasm. His dedication to duty was unrivalled. Journalism has lost a very resourceful and deeply focused professional. My condolences to his family, the Guardian Newspapers, NUJ, his friends and professional associates. His exit has created a great vacuum in the photo journalism proffession. He will be sorely missed. May his soul rest in perfect peace”.
Raheem died on Monday, 7 June, 2021 following a brief illness. He was in his 50s.