President Muhammadu Buhari and the leaders of the National Assembly have expressed sadness over the death of the chairman of Leadership Group, Sam Nda-Isaiah.
The media mogul died on Friday night in Abuja after a brief illness. He was 58.
Buhari in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, described the media mogul as a “man of conviction, a resolute and dogged believer in a better Nigeria.”
The president who condoled with the Nigerian media, the Nda-Isaiah family, friends, and associates of the recently deceased, noted that he will be sorely missed.
On his part, the president of the Senate Ahmed Lawan in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi described the death of Nda-Isaiah as shocking.
According to him: “Sam Nda-Isaiah fervently believed in the Nigerian project and this was reflected in his writings and the editorial focus and tone of his Leadership Newspaper.
“His contributions as a public opinion-shaper and principled politician are profound and have put his imprints on Nigerian history despite his early home call.”
Sharing similar emotions, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, described the loss as shocking and painful.
The speaker in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Lanre Lasisi said the Leadership publisher’s death came at a time that the services of the media are needed most to promote unity among Nigerians as well as the development and growth of the country.
While praying for the repose of the soul of late Sam Nda-Isaiah, the Speaker said the late publisher would be remembered for contributing his quota toward Nigeria’s development through the media.