From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau
Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has described the death of Leadership Newspapers’ publisher, Mr Sam Nda Isaiah as a great loss to the journalism profession in particular and the country as a whole.
Matawalle in a statement by his media aide, Malam Zailani Baffa, said he received the news of the Publisher’s death early morning of Saturday as a shock considering the fact that he was said to be active in his office up to last Friday morning.
“However, death sometimes is an unpredictable visitor. Sam has played his role in the development of this country and has left a vacuum in the field of Politics and journalism”, Matawalle observed.
“I have followed with keen interest the professional and political leanings of this great man whose medium recently honoured me with an award of excellence. The leadership newspaper has for several years, been a mobiliser, crusader and enhancer of quality”, the Governor noted.
“As a politician, I have cause to salute his resilience and courage especially when he represented the interest of the Youth by boldly contesting the Presidency of Nigeria.
This singular courage opened the floodgate for other Youth to aspire”, Governor Matawalle further observed.
While expressing his condolence to the family of the deceased, Governor Matawalle noted that he has lived a fulfilled life which has made an impact on the Polity. He said he is particularly leaving a living legacy of excellence in journalism profession in Nigeria.
“On behalf of myself, my family, the government and good people of Zamfara State, I wish to send this message to the family of Mr Sam Nda Isaiah, the Leadership Newspapers and the entire affected persons that may God the Almighty have mercy upon his soul for the good works he left behind for humanity”, Matawalle has prayed.