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 Gov Aminu Masari of Katsina State has described the death of Alhaji Wada Maida as a personal loss to him and the great people of Katsina state Masari stated this shortly after attending the funeral prayer of the deceased held at the Shagari Jumma at Mosque in Area I Garki on Tuesday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the funeral prayer was led by Imam Rabiu Suleiman amidst tears by his family members friends associates and Muslim Ummah Masari said the deceased was a patriotic citizen of the country who dedicated the whole of his life in the service of the country Whenever we lose somebody in Islam we say to Allah we all come from and to Him we shall return Apart from being a personal friend late Wada was a patriotic citizen of the country He spent his life in the service to humanity He was my age mate we had so many associations together and we normally give assistance to the needy Recently we gave donation together with him to the Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in Katsina So for me it is a personal loss and to Katsina State it is a big one based on his services to the nation he really represented Katsina well Masari said On his part Sen Ibrahim Ida Sardaunan Katsina who represented Katsina Emirate Council at the burial described the death of Maida as a colossal loss to the country Ida added that the deceased would be remembered for his uprightness honesty and integrity Also speaking the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu said the deceased would be remembered by his friends because he was a great and true friend to many people Adamu said that late Maida would be remembered for his accomplishments in the journalism profession and the media house that he established The Acting Managing Director NAN Mr Dele Ojo said the demise of Maida was a great loss to NAN saying Wada Maida lived and died for NAN The Chairman Editorial Board Thisday Newspapers Mr Olusegun Adeniyi said the deceased was not only an elder in the media profession but he was also a fantastic gentleman Most of us look up to him for guidance because he was a very good man I pray that may the hereafter be a better place for him NAN reports that the remains of the deceased was buried at Gudu Cemetery at Apo District In attendance were the Minister of Aviation Sen Hadi Sirika Presidential Media Aide Malam Garba Shehu Acting Managing Director NAN Mr Dele Ojo and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF Alhaji Yayale Ahmed Others are Sen Kabir Barkiya representing Katsina Central former EFCC Chairman Malam Nuhu Ribadu and Alhaji Abba Musa Rimi former FCT Minister Dr Aliyu Modibbo former Chairman Federal Island Revenue Service FIRS Kabir Mashi Edited By Joseph Edeh Wale Ojetimi NAN
Wada`s death a personal loss to me, says Gov. Masari

Aminu Masari

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has described the death of Alhaji Wada Maida as a personal loss to him and the great people of Katsina state.

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Masari stated this shortly after attending the funeral prayer of the deceased held at the Shagari Jumma’at Mosque in Area I Garki on Tuesday in Abuja.

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the funeral prayer was led by Imam Rabiu Suleiman amidst tears by his family members, friends, associates and Muslim Ummah.

 

Masari said the deceased was a patriotic citizen of the country who dedicated the whole of his life in the service of the country.

 

” Whenever we lose somebody in Islam, we say to Allah we all come from and to Him we shall return.

 

” Apart from being a personal friend, late Wada was a patriotic citizen of the country.

 

” He spent his life in the service to humanity. He was my age mate we had so many associations together and we normally give assistance to the needy.

 

” Recently, we gave donation together with him to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Katsina.

 

” So for me, it is a personal loss and to Katsina State, it is a big one based on his services to the nation, he really represented Katsina well,” Masari said.

 

On his part, Sen. Ibrahim Ida, Sardaunan Katsina, who represented Katsina Emirate Council at the burial, described the death of Maida as a colossal loss to the country.

 

Ida added that the deceased would be remembered for his uprightness, honesty and integrity.

 

Also speaking, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said the deceased would be remembered by his friends because he was a great and true friend to many people.

 

Adamu said that late Maida would be remembered for his accomplishments in the journalism profession and the media house that he established.

 

The Acting Managing Director, NAN, Mr Dele Ojo, said the demise of Maida was a great loss to NAN, saying “Wada Maida lived and died for NAN.”

 

The Chairman, Editorial Board, Thisday Newspapers, Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, said the deceased was not only an elder in the media profession but he was also a fantastic gentleman.

 

“Most of us look up to him for guidance because he was a very good man. I pray that may the hereafter be a better place for him.”

 

NAN reports that the remains of the deceased was buried at Gudu Cemetery at Apo District.

 

In attendance were the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, Presidential Media Aide, Malam Garba Shehu, Acting Managing Director, NAN, Mr Dele Ojo, and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Yayale Ahmed.

 

Others are Sen. Kabir Barkiya, representing Katsina Central, former EFCC Chairman, Malam Nuhu Ribadu and Alhaji Abba Musa Rimi, former FCT Minister, Dr Aliyu Modibbo, former Chairman, Federal Island Revenue Service (FIRS), Kabir Mashi,

 


Edited By: Joseph Edeh/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)

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