The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has condoled with the staff, management and Board of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, over the passing on of the agency’s Board Chairman, Malam Wada Maida.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by the Special Assistant to the President on Media, Office of the Minister of Information, Segun Adeyemi, Alhaji Mohammed said he received the news of Wada’s passing with profound shock and sadness.
Describing the deceased as a great journalist, a good administrator and a successful publisher, who contributed immensely to the growth and development of the Nigerian media, the minister said that Malam Wada, a former Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of NAN, will always be remembered for his service to the nation in many capacities.
Alhaji Mohammed said, “My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this moment of sadness. May God forgive his shortcomings and grant him eternal rest.”