12 December 2020 by James Itodo
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condoled with the family, friends of Sam Nda -Isaiah and the Nigerian newspaper industry over the death of the Publisher of Leadership Newspaper.
Lawan in a statement by his special adviser on media, Ola Awoniyi also commiserates with the Newspaper Proprietors’Association of Nigeria, the Government and people of Niger State over the loss.
Lawan describes as shocking the death of the pharmacist-turned newspaper columnist, publisher and politician at the young age of 58.
“Sam Nda-Isaiah fervently believed in the Nigerian project and this is reflected in his writings the editorial focus and tone of his Leadership Newspaper.
“His contributions as a public opinion shaper and principled politician are profound and have put his imprints on the Nigerian history despite his early home call,” Lawan says.
The Senate President prays for sweet repose of his soul and comfort for his loved ones in this period of their grief and after.