Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has expressed sadness over the death of the publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah, describing it as a big blow on the journalism profession and newspapering.
The governor, who condoled with family and friends of veteran journalist/publisher, said Sam left an indelible mark on Nigeria’s media practice and newspaper business in Nigeria.
In a statement signed by the Kano State Commissioner for Information. Malam Muhammad Garba and made available to PlatinumPost on Saturday, further described the deceased as a colossus and an embodiment of developmental journalism who knew his onions.
“On behalf of the government and people of Kano State, I offer deepest condolences to Sam’s family and friends, including the management of Leadership Newspaper Group on the demise of one of the country’s iconic journalist and publisher,’’ the statement added.
Governor Ganduje said the late publisher inspired many to take up the profession and coaching them to reach the pinnacle of their career.
He said the death had created a vacuum that would be difficult to fill, urged the family and colleagues he left behind to take solace in the fact that the late publisher immortalize his good qualities by being noble and upright in the discharge of their profession.
The governor pointed out that his legacy of setting new standards with every responsibility will always be remembered and prayed that God will grant eternal rest to the soul of the departed Sam and comfort his family and all who mourn him.
PlatinumPost reports reports that Niger State-born publisher passed on late yesterday evening after a brief illness. He was 58 years old.