President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of the Deputy President of Nigerian Guild of Editors, Malam Umar Sa’id Tudun Wada.
Wada was also the immediate past Managing Director of Kano State Broadcasting Corporation.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, through his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President described late Tudun Wada as a gentleman and thoroughbred professional who lived up to the standard of professionalism.
President Buhari said, “Journalism is service to humanity because it serves as a watchdog of society by holding leaders accountable for their actions. I am proud that the late Tudun Wada played his role very well, with an unblemished career.
“Let me use this opportunity to extend my sincere condolences to the Guild of Editors, Kano State Government and family of Tudun Wada. May Allah grant them fortitude to bear the loss, and reward the deceased with aljanna.’’