Gombe Governor Mourns Sam Nda-Isaiah, Publisher Of Leadership Newspapers
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has expressed deep sorrow over the sudden death of the Publisher/ Chairman and Editor-in- Chief of the Leadership Newspapers, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah who passed away yesterday in Abuja at the age of 58.
Governor Yahaya, in a condolence message, described the late newspaper proprietor as a highly cerebral media practitioner, astute politician and great administrator who contributed immensely to the growth of journalism profession and democracy in general.
He said as a man of big ideas, creativity and entrepreneurship, the late Kakakin Nupe had made his marks and written his name in gold in the Nigerian political space and the media industry where he touched many lives in the process.
“The death of Sam is a national loss of monumental proportion. He was such a great man of big ideas, conviction, selflessness and passion for excellence. Nigeria has indeed lost one of its finest.
“The death of the veteran journalist will surely create a huge vacuum in the media industry where he mentored and provided means of livelihood to many without discrimination”.
“It is my sincere prayer that those he mentored will keep his memory alive by upholding his vision in all its ramifications”.
Governor Yahaya conveyed the heartfelt condolences of the Government and people of Gombe state to the immediate family of the deceased, the staff and management of Leadership Newspapers, the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria as well as the Government of Niger state over the loss of the trained pharmacist and famous columnist, praying God to repose his soul and comfort those he left behind.