Gov Badaru mourns the death of NUJ Chairman

Governor Muhammad Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State has expressed shock over the sudden death of the Chairman of the state Correspondents Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists, The Sun Newspapers’ correspondent in Jigawa, Malam Ahmad Abubakar

Gov Badaru

Abubakar passed on Tuesday evening at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, after a brief illness at age 55. He left behind a wife and five children.

In a condolence message signed by Habibu Nuhu Kila, Special Adviser on Media and Public Relations to the governor, Badaru described Abubakar’s death as a great loss to the family, the media community and the entire state.

Gov  Badaru said the deceased was a promising and dedicated journalist whose contributions to the development of the state in enlightening and educating the public through the medium he represented will ever be remembered.

The Gov (Badaru) sympathized with the families of the late Abubakar, the Management of The Sun Newspaper, the Nigeria Union of Journalists and the correspondent chapel for the great loss. He prayed to the Almighty to grant him eternal rest.

Similarly, the NUJ Chairman in Kano, Malam Abbas Ibrahim said Abubakar would be greatly missed in the professional circle in Kano and Jigawa states.

Ibrahim, who described him as a core professional and gentle fellow who easily relates with colleagues, prayed for the Almighty Allah to grant him paradise.

Until his death, Ahmed was the Chairman of Jigawa State correspondents. Funeral arrangement is being perfected as at the time of filing the report.