President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness at the death of Publisher of Leadership Newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah.
He described him as “a friend and ally.”
The graduate of pharmacy died on Friday “after a brief illness” at the age of 58.
The President condoles with the media fraternity, the Nda-Isaiah family, friends and associates of the deceased, saying “the country has lost a man of conviction, a resolute and dogged believer in a better Nigeria.”
“He will be sorely missed. This is a massive fish gone out of the media ocean,” President Buhari further says of the pharmacist, renowned columnist, and one time presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC),’ the president said.
Nda-Isaiah, a former presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was said to have attended the inaugural meeting of the board of economists of the National Economy — another of his publications — on Thursday in Abuja.
“Opening the ceremony, the publisher of National Economy, who doubles as the publisher of Leadership Group, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah, said the inspiration of setting up the paper is hinged on getting Nigeria out of a well-defined economic quagmire. He described Nigeria’s lot as standing in front of a moving train, warning that something must be done fast to avert a disaster,” a report on the meeting reads.