Gov. Obiano mourns Dimgba Igwe; says he was “a consummate professional”
USAfrica, September 7, 2014: The Executive Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has commended the work and accomplishments of the late, former Director and deputy Editor-in-Chief of The Sun newspapers, Mr.
He notes that “Creditably and across a time span of more than 25 years, Mr. Dimgba Igwe’s outstanding work as a journalist impacted Anambra State, therefore, I join the community of media professionals to mourn his sudden, unfortunate and untimely death. It is a tragic loss.”
Obiano adds that “As a journalist and media executive, he took his craft as a serious opportunity to improve the community and the country. Dimgba exemplified the characteristics of a consummate professional. Dimgba Igwe stood out as one of the leaders of the new generation media in Nigeria who combined hard-nosed editorial knowledge with managerial competence at the Concord group of newspapers and The Sun in Lagos.”
Obiano who is a philanthropist assesses Dimbga as a humanist, noting “he lived and showed concern for the well-being of others. I vividly recall making a substantial but private donation — while I was an Executive Director of Fidelity Bank — to one of his campaigns to help someone with a hole in the heart.
He was a dedicated pastoral role model.”