President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condoled with the family, Nigerian newspaper industry and friends of Sam Nda-Isaiah, the Publisher of Leadership Newspaper over his death.
Lawan in a statement through his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, in Abuja on Saturday, also commiserated with Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria government and people of Niger, over the loss.
He described as shocking, the death of the pharmacist-turned newspaper columnist, publisher and politician at the young age of 58 years.
“Sam Nda-Isaiah fervently believed in the Nigerian project and this reflected in his writings and the editorial focus and tone of his Leadership Newspaper.
“His contributions as a public opinion shaper and principled politician were profound and had put his imprints on the Nigerian history in spite of his early home call,” Lawan said.
The senate president prayed for sweet repose of his soul and for comfort for his loved ones in this period of their grief and after. (NAN)