By Salisu Sani-Idris
The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has expressed shock over the sudden death of the Chairman, Leadership Group and National Economy, Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah, who died in Abuja on Friday night, after a brief illness.
The minister in her condolence message on Saturday in Abuja, said she was saddened over the death of a successful businessman, dogged politician and a renowned publisher who redefined the journalism profession.
Aliyu condoled with the immediate family, staff and management of Leadership Group, Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria, Nigerian Union of Journalists and the journalism profession for the great loss.
According to her, the vacuum his death created will be hard to fill.
“It is with great sadness that I learnt of the passing of the Chairman of Leadership Group and National Economy, Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah.
“ He was a successful businessman, a dogged politician and a publisher of repute who has redefined the journalism profession,” Aliyu said.
Aliyu said death was an inevitable end to every mortal existence.
The minister said members of the FCT family were, however, consoled that late Nda-Isaiah distinguished himself as an astute politician and promoter of Nigeria’s unity.
She prayed for Almighty God to grant him eternal rest and the family, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.