From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has expressed profound sadness over the death of renowned journalist and Chairman of the Board of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
This was contained in a statement signed by the governor’s media aide, Alhaji Abdu Labaran Malumfashi.
Describing Alhaji Wada Maida as “a close friend and associate”, Governor Masari said Nigeria had lost one of its finest citizens who had distinguished himself as an accomplished journalist, newspaper proprietor and administrator per excellence.
He added that in Alhaji Wada’s death, Katsina State had lost one of its most illustrious sons who had served not only Katsina, but Nigeria meritoriously in various capacities, including as Spokesman to General Muhammadu Buhari, when he was military Head of State.
While condoling President Muhammadu Buhari, the immediate family, friends and associates of the deceased, he prayed to Allah (SWT) to forgive him all his sins and other shortcomings, even as he urged the bereaved to take consolation, not only in the fact that all living souls must taste death, but also that the deceased had lived a fulfilled life worthy of emulation.