Northern governors mourn Nda-Isaiah
The Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) has expressed shock over the death of Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah, founder and Chairman of Leadership Newspapers.
This is contained in a condolence message by the chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, on Saturday in Jos.
Lalong, in the message issued by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, described the death as “shocking and devastating.”
He said the death of Nda-Isaiah is a sad development, not only to the northern region but the nation at large.
“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 which reflected his passion for a strong democratic culture,” he said.
Lalong said the deceased was a successful businessman who had big dream to succeed.
“His big dream led to the birth and nurturing of the Leadership Newspapers that has grown to become one of the leading newspapers in the country.
“He will be greatly missed for his patriotism, selflessness and courage in the service to Nigeria.
“He will also be remembered for his great legacies of hard work and mentorship which has inspired many youths to dream big and realise their ambitions in life,”Lalong added.
The governor prayed God to grant his soul eternal rest and comfort his family, friends and associates.