He died Saturday afternoon in a Lagos hospital after undergoing a surgical procedure a few days ago. He was aged 65.
Mr. Jason was a long time Vanguard columnist who took a leave of absence in 2007 to work as special assistant on special duties to former governor Ikedi Ohakim of Imo State.
He returned to writing his column at the newspaper following Mr. Ohakim’s ouster as governor in 2011.
Mr. Jason’s last column was published Tuesday April 30 2013 and was titled, “A letter to Yushau Shuaib”, on the travails of the former spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.
He is survived by a wife and several children.