From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The founder of Leadership group and All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential frontline aspirant, Sam Nda-Isaiah has lost his father .Clement Nda-Isaiah, who passed away at the age of 80 years in Kaduna yesterday after a brief illness.
Pa Clement in his life time was an outstanding newspaperman. He worked with The Nigerian Citizen and Gaskiya Corporation in Zaria, and then The Mail, the Northern People’s Congress (NPC)-owned newspaper in Kano.
He was a pioneer staff member of the New Nigerian in 1966, where he held several top positions. Including Sports Editor, News Editor, Chief Sub-Editor, Assistant Editor (North), and Associate Editor (North).
His friend and renowned journalist, Dr. Haroun Adamu, poached him to The Triumph, the national newspaper out of Kano during the Second Republic. At The Triumph, he was managing editor and acted as managing director on a few occasions.
In 1983, Governor Solomon Lar offered him the job of managing director of The Standard newspaper in Jos, but the Second Republic ended before the announcement of the appointment in January.
Mr. Nda-Isaiah who spoke to Journalists at his Kaduna residence, described his father as a very upright Man.
“My Father lived well and a fulfilled life. He was very happy. He saw all his children grow and saw his grant children. He didn’t loss any of his children and grandchildren while alive. Father died a happy and fulfilled man”, he stated.