Yahaya stated this in a condolence message by the Director General, Press Affairs, Government House, Gombe, Ismaila Misili on Saturday in Gombe.
The governor said, “the nation has lost one of its finest journalists who worked assiduously through his series of reportage, commentaries and personality engagements to promote democracy and good governance in the country.
He described the late Mathias as a decent and exceptional broadcaster, whose wealth of experience rubbed off on young aspiring journalists through constant mentoring and tutelage.
The governor said the death of the media guru was a great loss not only to his immediate family but to the journalism profession and Nigeria in general.
He extended his heartfelt sympathy to the family of the deceased, the management and staff of Amana Radio, Gombe, the entire Bachama Kingdom, and the government and people of Adamawa State and prayed the Almighty God to grant his soul eternal rest.