Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has expressed his condolences to the family of late Ali Garba , a journalist and correspondent of the New Telegraph Newspaper who died yesterday in Bauchi after a brief illness.
This was contained in a press statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Comrade Muktar Gidado issued to journalists today in Bauchi.
The governor described the demise of the journalist as a great loss not only to the media industry but to the National leadership of the NUJ and the people of the State.
He described late Garba as a veteran journalist who worked with passion , commitment and professionalism and his contributions to the advancement of journalism profession would always be remembered .
“The Governor on behalf of himself , the Government and people of Bauchi State condoled with the leadership of the correspondents chapel , NUJ Bauchi State Council , friends , colleagues and members of his immediate family to bear the loss with fortitude and also prayed that God will accept the soul of the departed and comfort his loved ones,” the statement said.