Nigerians have continued to mourn the Chairman and publisher of LEADERSHIP Newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah, who died on Saturday.
He was said to have died in Abuja on Friday night, after a brief illness.
Nda-Isaiah was described by the Leadership stable as a family man, a serial entrepreneur and visioner, and a passionate politician, stressing, “He was, above all, a man of faith. Even in this moment of grief, we know he is in a better place.”
Among those who have paid tribute were former President Goodluck Jonathan, President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, his Delta state counterpart, Ifeanyi Okowa, and International Press Institute and All Progressives Congress National Leader, Bola Tinubu.
In his tribute, Buhari said that 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.
Buhari was further quoted in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina that the country has lost a man of conviction, a resolute and dogged believer in a better Nigeria. He will be sorely missed.
Tinubu described the deceased as a friend and associate with whom he built cordial relationship long before we founded the APC together with others and before he contested for the presidential ticket at the primaries of our party in 2014.
“As a journalist and columnist, he was bold, courageous, and conscientious. A pharmacist, he made an audacious move when he founded the Leadership newspaper in 2001.
“His death is a blow to the journalism profession, which he served with all his heart. Perhaps, his last major appearance was last Tuesday’s Annual General Meeting of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria held in Lagos,” Tinubu added.