NGE Loses Deputy President In Car Crash
The death of Mallam Umar Saidu, Deputy President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has been described by the body as a great loss to the profession.
It will be recalled that the ace broadcaster died in a car accident on Sunday on his way from Abuja to Kano.
In a statement on Sunday, jointly signed by the President of the Guild, Mrs Funke Egbemode and General Secretary, Mrs Mary Atolagbe, the guild condoled with the family and colleagues of the deceased.
Naija News gathered Wada was the immediate past Managing Director of Kano State Radio Corporation and one time Principal Editor at the CTV, now Abubakar Rimi Television (ARTV).
He also served as Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso.
“The depth of our sense of loss is as profound as it is shocking. UST – as we will always refer to him, was a trailblazer, an indefatigable and quintessential journalist/broadcaster.
“His sudden death following a ghastly car accident on Sunday, June 30, near Kura town in Kura Local Government Area of Kano State, has left us all reeling and at a loss for words.
“Yet, in all things, we must remember to continue to give gratitude to the Almighty God, who knows best!
“Our heartfelt and most impassioned condolences go to members of his family, who must have to bear his painful exit.
“We also extend our deepest sympathies to his friends, colleagues and staff in Kano State Radio Corporation, where UST was Managing Director.
“His unopposed emergence as the Deputy President of the NGE at the last convention held in Lagos, on May 4, 2019, speaks volumes of the high regard, respect and affection he enjoyed as an invaluable contributor to matters of the guild!
“UST: We will undoubtedly miss you. Adieu to a goodly human being! We take comfort in the faith that Allah loves you more and will reserve a place for you in Al-Jannatul Firdaus!!” the statement said.
Source: Naija News