The Northern Governors Forum says it is devastated by the shocking news of the death of the Founder and Chairman of Leadership Newspapers Sam Nda-Isaiah who passed on at the age of 58.
Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Bako Lalong in a statement said the development is a monumental loss to Nigeria and the Northern Region.
Lalong said “this is a very sad development for the country as we have lost one of the most vibrant and courageous media entrepreneurs in Nigeria. Sam was a visionary man who believed in the unity, peace and progress of Nigeria. He did so through his writings and contributions reflected his passion for a strong democratic culture”.
Governor Lalong also eulogised the late Sam who was a successful businessman and never afraid to dream big and venture into various fields. His big dreams led to the birth and nurturing of the Leadership Newspapers that has grown to become one of the leading newspapers in the Northern Region as well as the country at large.
Lalong said the deceased will be greatly missed for his patriotism, selflessness and courage in the service of Nigeria, as well as continue to be remembered for his great legacies of hardwork and mentorship which has inspired many youths to dream big and realise their ambitions.
While praying God to grant him eternal rest and comfort his family, friends and associates, Lalong urged the Management and Staff of Leadership newspapers and other businesses founded by the late Sam Nda-Isaiah to remain diligent as they keep his dreams and legacies alive.
Chairman of Leadership Newspaper dies of covid-19
The Publisher of the Leadership Newspaper and former Presidential aspirant, Sam Nda-Isaiah is dead.
He died in the early Saturday morning.
His passage is coming barely a week after the death of Chief Harry Akande, a Presidential Aspirant of the defunct All Progressives Party.
In the meantime, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep shock and sadness over the death of Publisher of Leadership Newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah
He described him as “a friend and ally.”
According to a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the president described the late Nda Isaiah as a man of conviction and believer in Nigeria.
The President condoles with the media fraternity, the Nda-Isaiah family, friends and associates of the deceased, saying “the country has lost a man of conviction, a resolute and dogged believer in a better Nigeria.”
“He will be sorely missed. This is a massive fish gone out of the media ocean,” President Buhari further says of the pharmacist, renowned columnist, and one-time presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC)