Zamfara state governor, Dr. Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has described the death of Mr. Sam Nda Isaiah, the publisher of LEADERSHIP Newspapers as a great loss, not only to the journalism profession but to the country as a whole.
A statement by the Governor's Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media, and Communications, Alhaji Zailani Bappa, said governor Matawalle expressed grief over the sudden death of Sam Nda Isaiah whom he noted had lived a fulfilled life which has made an impact on the Polity.
The statement said however that "death sometimes is an unpredictable visitor. Sam has played his role in the development of this country and has left a vacuum in the field of Politics and journalism.
"I have followed with a keen interest in the professional and political leanings of this great man whose medium recently honored me with an award of excellence. The leadership newspaper has for several years, been a mobilizer, crusader, and enhancer of quality.
"As a politician, I have cause to salute his resilience and courage especially when he represented the interest of the Youth by boldly contesting the Presidency of Nigeria. This singular courage opened the floodgate for other youths to aspire.
"The publisher is particularly leaving a living legacy of excellence in the journalism profession in Nigeria," the Governor said. NNL.