12 December 2020 by Victoria Abah
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Council has described the death of Publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah as a great loss to the media and the nation.
In a statement released today in Abuja, jointly signed by Comrade Emmanuel Ogbeche and Ochiaka Ugwu, Chairman and Secretary of Council, it notes that the council received the news with shock.
It states that the late Nda-Isaiah was not only a true friend of the Council but also a personality whose doors were wide open to the NUJ anytime for interactions and negotiations on labour issues.
According to the statement, “The former publisher will be remembered for his valuable contributions to the growth of the Nigerian media, national discourse, development and passion for the dissemination of information which he achieved through his medium, the Leadership Group.
“The entire members of the NUJ FCT Council condole with the family of the visionary publisher, whose newspaper began a new approach to publication and gave the voiceless a voice to speak especially in the North.
“We also commiserate with the management and staff of Leadership Group and enjoin the entire members of NUJ FCT Council to identify with their colleagues in their moment of grief and, pray God to grant the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
“He will also be remembered for his consistent conviction and strong beliefs in the socialist ideology for an egalitarian society, where the masses enjoy equal opportunity and social justice as he demonstrated with his “Big Ideas” .
“He was fearless and selfless, a great Nigerian patriot who was passionate about the liberation of the ordinary people from the doldrums of oppression to freedom and that was why he was rewarded with the title of “Kaakaki Nupe” by his people” the statement adds.