Veteran journalist and former Minister of Information and Culture (1986–1990), Prince Tony Momoh is dead.
Aged 81, he died this evening in Abuja after about a week in hospital battling a yet undisclosed ailment.
One of his senior aides confirmed the sad news to ExpressDay, said the remains of the author, lawyer and politician, had been deposited at the National Hospital, Abuja.
Momoh started his journalism career as a sub-editor at the Daily Times in October 1962, rising steadily through the ranks to become Editor and deputy general manager (June 1976 – May 1980). He was general manager of the Times from June 1984 to September 1986.
Edo State-born Momoh was Chairman of the board of directors of Nigerian Airways from 1991 to 1993. He was appointed a Member of the Edo State Economic Advisory Committee in 1991, and a member of the Nigerian Press Council in December 1992.
In January 2011, he became the National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), one of the “legacy parties” which merged to form the now ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).