- December 11, 2018.
- Front line Maritime Journalist, Ismail Aniemu lost his wife, Mrs Sussana Peterside Aniemu, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in Lagos.
The Managing Editor of The Journal, a leading maritime publication and the immediate past President of Association of Maritime Journalists of Nigeria (AMJON) described the incident as painful.
She died after a long battle with an ailment that slowed down her activities for months.
Described as amiable woman by the neighbours, the 40-year old Sussan hailed from Opobo Town in Rivers State.
She was a broadcaster with a maritime radio station in Lagos for few years before marrying Aniemu.
With an emotion laden voice on Wednesday during a chat with the Managing Editor/ Chief Executive Officer of TheLead Publications Limited (TPL), Ajibola Abayomi who paid him a condolence visit at his residence, the journalist said his late wife was a caring partner.
“Though it is hard to believe that Sussan is gone, she remains my heart rob. I am indebted to her mother who made our marriage memorable.
“The aged woman can count on me as her son because I will forever remain part of her family. Nothing can separate me from her even though Sussan is no more. In her, I have found a true mother.”
While filling the condolence register, the TPL boss stated thus: “I have come here today to cheer you up Aniemu. In total submission to the will of the Almighty Allah, our sister and your lover has journeyed to the other side to be with her creator where we shall meet and part no more.
“Be consoled that she fought a good fight of faith and all is now over. In as much as we shall continue to miss her and grief, be bold as a man to look up to God as the only consoler. Take heart and may her gentle soul rest in peace.”
Similarly the chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council, Dr Qasim Akinreti who expressed shock at the development while speaking with Aniemu on phone urged him to see the incident as an act of God.
“My brother, please take heart and be strong. The Lagos NUJ shares with you this moment of concern and trial. Our prayer is that the Almighty Allah, the most merciful shall not desert you. Expect our condolence visit soon” said Akinreti.