Home News NUJ Mourns Sam Nda-Isaiah

NUJ Mourns Sam Nda-Isaiah

By Frederick Peters, KADUNA

The Nigeria Union of Journalists,(NUJ) has expressed shock over the sudden death of the Chairman and Publisher of Leadership Newspapers,Mr Sam Nda- Isaiah

The Union noted that the late Icon has contributed immensely to responsible journalism towards enhancing nation building. While eulogising his frank and unapologetic disposition,also called for him to be immortalized by the government.

Through a statement signed by the Assistant National Secretary,Mr Midat Joseph,on Saturday,the NUJ expressed its condolences to the immediate family members,management and staff of Leadership Newspapers,the Journalism profession and nation at large,saying

” The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has received with rude shock, the sudden demise of the Chairman and Publisher of LEADERSHIP Newspapers, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah.
Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah’s saddened death marked the end of an eventful era of a Newspaperman.”

According to NUJ “This indeed, is a great loss to his family, particularly the journalism profession where Mr. Nda-Isaiah made his mark. The NUJ and the entire nation no doubt benefited immensely from his wealth of experience and commitment to national development.

” Sam Nda-Isaiah did not just build bridges among people of different ethnic, religious and political persuasions, he also encouraged unity, peace and tolerance in the country.”

Adding that ” Though a pharmacist, the deceased distinguished himself in the journalism profession where he played critical roles for freedom of expression and the press. He also encouraged responsible journalism practice aimed at promoting nation-building and propagation of truth, justice and the fight against corruption.

” While alive, Sam was one of the most strident and balanced voices of journalism in Nigeria. He was incisive, brutally frank and unapologetic in expressing opinion.

The statement further said “Mr. Nda- Isaiah will surely be remembered for his boldness, can-do spirit and innovativeness.

“We at NUJ will remember him for his dare determination to speak truth to power.

“It is our considered view that the Federal Government immortalizes late Sam Nda-Isaiah. The death of this patriot must not go unnoticed.
Our heartfelt condolences go to his Wife, Zainab, Family, Staff of Leadership Newspaper and the entire Nation. He will be greatly missed by all” NUJ added

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Zulum Visits Borno University Teaching Hospital, To Fast Track Completion

NEWSDAILYNIGERIA- In order to fast track the completion of an ongoing work of the State University Teaching Hospital, the Governor of Borno State, Professor...

WIC Marks Int’I Day Of Peace In Grand Style, Holds ‘Village Square Meeting’

By Nomsu Baba NEWSDAILYNIGERIA- The Interfaith Forum of Muslims and Christian Women's Association also known as Women's Interfaith Council (WIC) marked this year's World lnternational...

Int’I Day Of Peace: Zaman Tare Ends Festival Of Art, Celebrations In Kaduna

.As Speakers lament absence of Peace, sue for Peace. By Frederick Peters, KADUNA NEWSDAILYNIGERIA- The Zaman Tare project of the Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria, has...

Hospitals Visit: Zulum Approves More Doctors’ Quarters, 20 Additional Nurses, Midwives

NEWSDAILYNIGERIA-Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Thursday visited two hospitals in Maiduguri to monitor implementation of the ongoing health sector reforms he ordered,...

Recent Comments