The Chairman of the Borno State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Comrade Dauda Iliya, has on behalf of the entire working journalists in the state condoles with the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID, the entire media industry and journalism profession over the death Professor Muhammad Gujbawu Haruna of the Mass Communication Department, who died on Tuesday, 11th April, 2023.
The union also condole the family of a Borno State House of Assembly member-elect, Hon Nuhu Clark, representing Chibok state constituency, who passed away last Monday in India after a protracted illness.
The condolence messages were contained in a press statement signed by the Secretary of the Council, Chiroma Ali Ibrahim, which was made available to our correspondent in Maiduguri on Thursday.
The statement reads in part, “Late Professor Gujubawu was a communication scholar of international repute, who has mentored many practicing journalists in Borno State and beyond.
“The union receives the sad news of his demise with great shock and further extend it’s condolences to the bereaved family, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, where the deceased spend greater part of his life imparting sound academic knowledge, the government and people of Borno State over the huge loss.
“The union will no doubt miss the wise advice and support of the late scholar to the present leadership of council and his contribution to the development of journalism within and outside the state.
“The union prayed Allah to give his colleagues, the bereaved family, and the entire members of the academic community the fortitude and courage to bear the irreplaceable loss and admit the deceased into Aljannatul Firdaus.
“Similarly, the council also deeply condoles the family of the member-elect for Chibok state constituency, Honourable Nuhu Clarke.
“The deceased is a humble and accomplished politician, who served the state in various capacity diligently.”
The union prayed for the repose of his soul and pray Allah to grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.