Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state and Chairman North-central Governors Forum has received with rude shock the news of the demise of the Founder and Chairman of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Nda Isaiah.
The Governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Mary Noel-Berje said “an iroko tree in the pen profession has fallen and Niger State has once again loss a passionate and dedicated citizen”.
Governor Sani Bello described the deceased as an exceptional media mogul who demonstrated courage in his write ups adding that he was also a successful entrepreneur and politician who will be greatly missed.
The Governor who prayed God to have mercy on late Sam and rest his soul also prayed for God’s comfort on the All Progressives Congress APC, People of Niger State, the Media industry, family and close associates of late Sam Nda Isaiah.
Late Sam Ndanusa Isaiah popularly known as Sam Ndanusa Isaiah was the Chairman and Founder of Leadership Newspaper.
Born in Minna, Niger State Capital on May 1, 1962, late Sam was a passionate newspaperman and pundit, his column, “Last Word” with a footnote, “Earshot”, was a must read. He started the column as special writer and editorial board member of Daily Trust, before he founded LEADERSHIP Newspaper.
He serve as a committee member in the Kano State government to revive The Triumph Newspapers owned by the Kano State government.
The deceased was also a pharmacist and serial entrepreneur with a portfolio of thriving businesses and a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on whose platform he contested for presidential ticket for the 2015 election.He was the Kakakin Nupe, a traditional title in the Nupe Kingdom.
Mary Noel-BerjeChief Press Secretary to the Governor of Niger State