His Excellency, Zamfara State Executive Governor Hon. Dr. Bello Mohammed MON (Matawallen Maradun) received with shock, the sudden death of Malam Wada Maida, former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and until his death, the Chairman of the board of the agency.
Governor Matawalle said he received the news of the passing away of the media icon in the early hours of today, describing him as an idol in the media industry across the world as he was a member of various well known national and international media bodies and institutions.
He said the invaluable contributions of Malam Wada to the growth and development as well as encouragement of many Nigerian youth into media practice will ever be remembered in credible dissemination of information.
The governor recalled the good performance of the deceased when he served as Chief Press Secretary to President Muhammadu Buhari when the latter was military head of state.
Having served on the Board of Media Trust and as the CEO of Peoples Daily Newspapers, Governor Matawalle said Malam Wada who died at the age of 70 years has left a great legacy in the media industry worthy of emulation.
He prayed Allah to grant him eternal rest in Jannatul Firdaus and his immediate family the fortitude to bear the loss.
While also commiserating with President Buhari, Matawalle condoled with the NAN, Media Trust and Peoples Daily families in particular and the Nigerian media industry in general.