Deputy President of Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has expressed shock over the death of the Founder and Chairman, Leadership Group Limited, Sam Nda-Isaiah, who died on Friday night in Abuja.
Omo-Agege, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga in Abuja on Saturday, described the publisher as one of his great friends at the helm of Nigerian mass media
He said that late Nda-Isaiah was a patriotic Nigerian, a great friend whose shocking exit would be felt by many.
Omo-Agege said that he was shocked by the death of the newspaper publisher who inaugurated the Board for one of his company’s subsidiaries on Dec.10 and passed on Dec.11 night in Abuja.
“With his passing, I have lost a friend whose exit happened at a most unexpected time when one considers the fact that he was a strong and healthy 58 year-old man who succumbed to brief illness.
“Nonetheless, we must acknowledge the productivity and achievements that God enabled him to record during his time on earth,” he said.
According to him, Sam Nda-isaiah was not only a presidential aspirant but a patriotic Nigerian and passionate member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) right from its birth.
“He was a very resourceful entrepreneur, moving from pharmacy into various business ventures including the establishment of a national newspaper.
“As we mourn his passing, let me express my heartfelt condolences to his family and associates and I pray that God grants his soul eternal rest,” he stated.
Vanguard News Nigeria