Mallam Soliu, a vice-chairman of KOPAN, died on Tuesday after a brief illness.
In a condolence statement signed by the Chairman and Public Relations Officer of the association, Hammed Adedayo Said and Sulyman Ahmad Bolaji respectively described the demise of Mallam Soliu as a great loss to the group.
The statement read in part “This, indeed, is one sad news too many. The death is a huge loss to the Journalism profession, Kwara and Nigeria as a whole. He was known for his vast dissemination of real news in the simplest form possible for his audience.
“He was a core professional and patriot who remained true to the ethics of his chosen profession till his last breath.
“As faithful, we accept the judgment of our creator and pray Almighty Allah to forgive his shortcomings, grant him Al-jannah Firdaus and comfort the families he left behind.