The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described the demise of Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah, Publisher of Leadership Newspapers as a great loss, not just to his family and the media industry but to the nation at large.
The Minister in a statement in Abuja on Saturday also expressed shock and sadness of the death of the publisher and member of the ruling party-the All Progressive Congress (APC).
He said, ”True to the motto of his newspaper, ‘For God and Country’,
Nda-Isaiah lived for his family, as well as for God and country. He
had an unwavering belief in Nigeria and its ability to overcome its
challenges and become a foremost member of the comity nations. For
him, it was not just a belief, it was a mantra.
”He demonstrated his abiding faith in the country not just in words
but in deed. Where many saw challenges, he saw opportunity. Where many
peddled fear, he preached hope. When many chose to fire darts, he
opted to soothe nerves. He was indeed a great Nigeria and a true
friend and brother,” he said.
Alhaji Mohammed said Nda-Isaiah’s can-do spirit saw him record success
after success, either as a publisher, politician or an entrepreneur.
”We, as a people, are poorer without this visionary of a man. We can
only take solace in the great legacy he left behind,” he said.
The Minister prayed that God will take Nda-Isaiah to his bosom and
give strength and comfort to his family and friends in this dark