The sad event occurred in a tragic fatal accident along the Kaduna-Zaria Highway on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
A statement signed by the Council’s Assistant Secretary, Shindon Bala, said; “To this end, the NUJ State Council has declared 7 days of mourning from Wednesday 5th February, 2020,” it stated.
The Council described the news as not only devastating but shocking.
￼“With heavy heart, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) , Kaduna State Council announced the sudden death of one of our Outstanding members, Chief Dominic Eze Uzu.
“He died today, Tuesday February 4th, 2020 following a ghastly motor accident on Kaduna – Zaria Road.”
The statement further reads; “The late Chief Dominic Eze Uzu was a former staff of New Nigeria Newspapers where he was Sports Editor of New NIGERIAN on Sunday, and held several positions in NUJ as Treasurer and State Secretary as well as Executive Member of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria.
“Chief Dominic Uzu was also the National Coordinator and One of the Founders of Arewa online Publishers Association, a position he held until his death. He was the CEO/Publisher of City Source Online newspaper.
“He died leaving behind a wife, four children and several relatives.
“A condolence register has been opened at the Secretariat.”