President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday expressed deep shock over the death of the Chairman and Publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah, describing him as “a friend and ally.”
President Buhari in a condolence message signed by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, in Abuja condoled with the deceased family, friends, and associates member stating 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 said of the pharmacist, renowned columnist, and one time presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).”
The late Nda-Isaiah attended the Newspaper Proprietors of Nigeria (NPAN) meeting held in Lagos on Tuesday where Daily Trust Publisher, Kabir Yusuf, emerged new president of the association.
The deceased was alongside the publisher of The Pilot, Dannis Sami and Ray Ekpu, a past president of the association nominated without opposition as ex-officios of the NPAN.