It is a sad news for the family of Maureen Onu who lost their daughter at the wee hours of Thursday morning.

Maureen Onu happens to be a finalist contestant representing Ebonyi State in Miss Tourism Nigeria 2016.

The CEO of the organization, Mr. Santiago Roberts, made this known during the weekend by saying, “The brand lost a true and great gem.

“Maureen was always prompt to carry out instructions/tasks giving and willing to learn; she was looking forward to representing her state with pride during this year’s finals and with the hopes of becoming the first ever national tourism queen from Ebonyi State.

“The organization promises to redesign the content and production of the event to honour the lost contestant,” the statement added.

Maureen died at age 20.