International Press Institute Mourns Wada Maida

Oyewale Oyelola

The International Press Institute ( IPI) has announced the death of one of its pillars and the member representing Nigeria on the executive board  in Vienna, Mallam Wada Maida.

Mallam Wada at 70 in his Abuja residence Abuja on Monday, August 17, 2020.

A statement issued on Tuesday by IPI Nigeria  and jointly signed by Kabiru Yusuf (Chairman) and Raheem Adedoyin (Secretary) mourn Mallam Wada.

Wada Maida, a distinguished journalist was the Chairman of the People’s Daily newspaper, former Managing Director and lately, Chairman, Board of Directors of News Agency of Nigeria( NAN) and former Chief Press Secretary to former Nigerian military head of state, retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (current President of Nigeria).

The statement read: ”IPI mourns the passing into eternity of this doyen of Nigerian journalism and long- time member of the global network of media executives for a free press.

”IPI also commiserates with the family of our late leader and the media community .

”We pray that the Almighty Allah gives the family and the media community the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. May Allah grant Mallam Wada Aljanah Firdaus. Ameen.”


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