Governor of Delta, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has condoled with the Nda-Isaiah family, management and staff of Leadership Newspapers, over the death of the Publisher, Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah.
Nda-Isaia passed on Friday in Abuja after a brief illness. He was aged 58.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, on Saturday in Asaba, the governor also commiserated with members of Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), the media and the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the death of the respected entrepreneur, politician and philanthropist.
He said that the late publisher would be greatly missed by all stakeholders in the media industry, especially for his invaluable contributions to the growth of the Nigerian economy through the “National Economy”, another publication dedicated to the development of the Nigerian business environment.
He said ” on behalf of the Government and people of Delta, I condole with the Nda-Isaiah family, the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), the entire staff and management of Leadership and National Economy Newspapers over the passing of a great Nigerian, Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah.
“He was a committed Nigerian, a publisher of repute, an astute politician and philanthropist whose commitment to the realization of a great and truly democratic Nigeria is discernable.”
According to the governor, late Nda-Isaiah was a leading pro-good governance advocate and a consistent voice on contemporary and national policy discuss.
“As we mourn his painful departure, I pray that God will bring solace to his family and members of staff of his media conglomerate who will miss him the most, and grant him eternal rest,” he added.