Veteran Broadcaster, Jika Attoh is dead.
Newsone reports that an ace broadcast journalist and communication expert, Jika Attoh is dead. The late broadcast journalist died in the late hours of Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at POSH hospital, New Haven in Enugu State, southeast Nigeria.
This online news platform understands that the late Onitsha-born broadcaster became famous with the establishment of the defunct Cosmo FM radio Station owned by former Governor Chimaroke Nnamani. Parading an array of respected presenters, Cosmo FM Enugu became a leading brand not only in the South East but in Nigeria as a whole.
It also became the first radio Station to run 24-hour services East of the Niger.
Jika Attoh’s stint at the state-owned Enugu State Broadcasting Service made the radio and television station a darling of the audience in the new millennium as he turned it around and improved its programming and service delivery.
Newsone Nigeria reports that until his death, which has also been confirmed by the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Enugu Chapter, Jika Attoh was a tutor at West Africa Broadcast and Media Academy (WABMA).
Jika Attoh is dead: Jika Attoh cause of death:
Although Jika Attoh cause of death is still sketchy at the time of filing this report, the death of Jika Attoh was announced by one of his siblings who shared the news with close allies of the deceased foremost broadcaster.
Jika who at the time of his death was reportedly separated from his wife, with whom they have three kids, battled an unknown illness till he eventually died on Wednesday evening at POSH Hospital, New Haven in Enugu State, southeast Nigeria.
The late broadcaster made his fame from the popular Kakaki flagship program on African Independent Television (AIT) owned by the legendary Dr. Raymond Dokpesi who is now late.
He furthered his conquest of the broadcast industry with his debut at the defunct Cosmo FM then owned by former Governor, Chimaraoke Nnamani.
Jika Attoh Biography:
Jika Attoh specializes in Broadcast training and management. He is a former news anchor at CHANNELS Television, Lagos, and a former anchor at KAAKAKI – an award-winning Television interview program.
He is a Journalism trainer for the BBC World Service Trust (BBC MediaAction) in the EU-sponsored Nigerian Budget Monitoring Project /www.budgetmonitoringng.org/; and a Consultant Media Trainer for ENABLE in Nigeria.