The Nigeria Union of Journalists, Katsina State chapter, has received with deep shock news of the death of the veteran journalist and Chairman, Governing Board of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Alhaji Wada Maida.

Indeed his death is a great loss to Katsina State and the country as a whole, particularly the journalism profession where he made his mark.

We fondly remember Alhaji Wada Maida as an illustrious son of Katsina State who has contributed his quota to the development of the state and the country in his personal and professional capacity.

He was a well accomplished journalist who distinguished himself with patriotism and uprightness, and by the discipline he inculcated in several generations of upcoming journalists in the country.

His death has created a huge gap which may not be filled in decades, but we take solace in his legacy of accomplishment in every capacity he had served.

On behalf of all journalists in Katsina State, we condole with Alhaji Wada Maida’s immediately family, the government and people of Katsina State, the federal government, and the News Agency of Nigeria where he carried out his last assignment.

We also pray Allah to grant him eternal rest in Jannatul Firdaus, and to strengthen our hearts to bear the irreparable loss.

Tukur Hassan Dan-Ali
Chairman, NUJ Katsina State Council
18th August, 2020


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