Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State says the late publisher of the Leadership Newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah, would be missed for his incisive and poignant contributions to nation-building efforts.
Sule, who said this in a statement he personally signed on Saturday in Lafia, also described Nda-Isaiah as a “consummate newsman”, whose death was not only a loss to the media industry but to the country at large.
The governor said he received the news of the death of the publisher with a shock.
“This death is a great loss that has robbed us of a consummate newsman, whose patriotism and love for a better Nigeria is not in doubt.
“His incisive and poignant contributions to national discourse will be greatly missed.
“He was resolute, a man of conviction and a dependable ally.
“I, on behalf of the government and people of Nasarawa State, condole with the family members of the deceased, the staff and management of the Leadership Group, as well as friends and associates of the late Nda-Isaiah,” Sule said.