Citi News’ Pius Amihere Eduku will be laid to rest on Saturday November 28, 2020.
A funeral service will be held at the Lashibi Funeral Home in Accra before his interment.
Pius Amihere Eduku passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 after a period of ill-health.
Before his unfortunate demise, he was a broadcast journalist with Citi FM/Citi TV and served on the Business Desk.
He was loved for his passion and commitment to work and meticulousness.
He joined the Citi brand in 2015 as a national service person and remained a staff until his demise.
Pius worked with the Online Department of the station before joining the Business Desk.
He was a producer of the Citi Business Edition, which airs on Fridays on the Citi Breakfast Show and covered many business stories including the financial sector clean-up, sittings of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana and various industries like manufacturing, real estate, and agribusiness.
He was also one of the producers of Business Dashboard on Citi TV.
Pius Amihere Eduku will be sorely missed by the Citi Family and our audience.
Below are tributes from some colleagues
He was and still is one of my best team players.
He was a brilliant chap, focused, one you could rely on any time.
I will often call ‘Piiiiiius’ can you research on this….or that…. for me, and he would gladly do it and trust me he will do it so well and you will be more than pleased.
Pius was part of the second batch of journalists who joined my team when I was head of the business desk.
When I had my first interaction with him, he was part of the online team and after a few minutes with him and a look at his work I knew he will just be a perfect fit for the business news team.
And he never proved me wrong on that score. He was not only intelligent but one who wanted to learn, was proactive and had so much energy, characteristics every leader wanted to pray their members to possess – the dream teammate.
‘Piiiiiiiiiiiiiius’ was not only a perfect person professionally, but in his private endeavours too.
I remember when he received his first regular pay, he came to see me, smiling with his pearly white teeth and said Vickay I want to get mummy something what do you think…..
He was so caring and protective of the people he loved and was like a son to me.
We spoke about your plans, they were so beautiful, and I was looking forward to you fulfilling them.
But alas it was not meant to be.
You survived the battle the first time it struck and you were excited you won, and we both knew this one you will win.
But alas it was not meant to be.
You had such a bright future.
But alas it was not meant to be.
My star boy, you were a perfect teammate.
But you broke my heart and the hearts of your parents especially mummy, your brothers and the many who loved you dearly and genuinely when you left us on that sad day.
But in all of this I am honoured to have known you.
It is with sadness I write this knowing very well I will not see you till we meet in the other world.
‘Piiiiiiiiiius’ you will forever be in my heart. Your light will shine forever in my heart.
I love you. – Vivian Kai Lokko
“Pius was a good man with a good heart. He was very gentle, and reliable too. Most of us who worked with him at Radio Univers before joining him at Citi FM could testify about his high sense of dedication to duty and hardwork even as a student journalist. I vividly remember the many late nights spent in the newsroom working on stories for the next morning, his contributions at our intense editorial meetings, and the many criticisms, encouragement and ideas received from him about my work throughout our working relationship from Univers to Citi. Pius left some great memories of the camaraderie we’ve shared for the past 7 years.” – Jonas Nyabor.
I started work at Citi FM on the 10th of October 2016, where I was assigned to the business desk. My boss and editor Vivian Kai Lokko took me to the desk to meet my colleagues all of whom were out on assignments by then expect Pius. Not sure where to start from or how to write my very first business story Pius who was seated right next to me gave me the guidance I needed.
Within a week our ‘teacher-student’ relationship was quickly turning into one of friends and before his unfortunate passing, it was definitely a sister-brother relationship. Through the time we worked together, there’s no doubt I learnt a lot from him. His cheers and words of encouragement when the first time my story was headlined and the first time I read on air was definitely an encouragement for me to do more and better.
In the moments in between work Pius and I who was also on my weekend team would talk a lot about our future plans while telling each other stories of our childhood and schooling experiences. Pius your gentle soul, kind heart and friendship will definitely be missed but most importantly cherished. I could go on and on about all your qualities…I’m comforted in the fact that you are at rest now and in a better place. – Anita Kissih Mireku.
“I worked with Pius in the online department when I joined Citi in September 2015, before he was moved to the Citi Business News Desk; where I also joined later as the Editor, and worked closely with him. I must say that he did exploits on that desk, and was the most reliable before his shocking and painful demise. I’ve been in this job for 15-years, and I must confess that I have never seen a young boy this meticulous, diligent and committed to his work. Even on his sickbed, Pius was monitoring the output of the Business News Desk; and was worried that he couldn’t contribute. The Citi family has been hit hard; but for us on the Business Desk; we’re much more devastated. Pius will be sorely missed, and I pray that God rests his gentle soul.” – Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie.
“Fare thee well, Pius. Thank you for teaching us the value of diligence. Till we meet again. Rest soundly in the bosom of our Maker.” – Caleb Kudah.
I choose to celebrate your life because you lived life the best way you could. You touched many lives with your simple ways of doing things and for most of us your colleagues, your efficiency is something that will be missed (your patience to teach others especially on your desk and your willingness to help them with their work). You were very diligent in your work and you treated the business desk like your property. On countless occasions, you have left the office late just to ensure everything was in place for work the following day. We have lost a gem, but we thank God that we can look back and emulate your life. You were a true definition of your name(Pius). And oh, who will come and bomb our pictures anytime we came to your corner for our “photoshoot”.
As painful as this is, I know God needs you more. The 19th of October is a day I will never forget Pius. You left a scar but we will heal. – Zoe Abu-Baidoo Addo