President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness at the death of the Publisher of Leadership Newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah, who died at the age of 58.
It was gathered that Nda-Isaiah passed away at about 10.00pm on Friday, December 11, 2020, after complaining of feeling unwell earlier in the day.
Leadership newspaper, in a report Saturday morning, quoted his family as saying, “We are deeply saddened to announce the news of the passing of the chairman of LEADERSHIP Group/National Economy, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah.
“He died in Abuja on Friday night, after a brief illness. Nda-Isaiah was a family man, a serial entrepreneur and visioner, and a passionate politician. He was, above all, a man of faith. Even in this moment of grief, we know he is in a better place.”
President Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in the early hours of Saturday, condoled 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 said of the pharmacist, renowned columnist, and one-time presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Nda-Isaiah’s death is coming barely 24 hours after Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Justice Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor, died at the age of 85.