President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Deputy President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors Malam Umar Sai’du Tudun-Wada.
Tudun-Wada, the immediate past Managing Director of Kano State Broadcasting Corporation, died on Sunday in a ghastly motor accident on his way back to Kano from Abuja.
In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday, Buhari described the late journalist as a gentleman and thoroughbred professional, who lived up to the standards of professionalism in his career.
He said Journalism is service to humanity because it serves as a watchdog of society by holding leaders accountable for their actions.
I am proud that the late Tudun-Wada played his role very well, with an unblemished career record the statement added.
Let me use this opportunity to extend my sincere condolences to the Guild of Editors, Kano State Government and family of Tudun-Wada. May Allah grant them fortitude to bear the loss, and reward the deceased with aljanna,’’ the president said.
Dandal Kura international reports that Tudun Wada had a fatal accident while returning from Abuja with one of his wives and a daughter.
He was Secretary of KN NUJ 1990 to 1992, executive director Dandal Kura Radio International from 2015 to 2017 and currently the DP of NGE.
Tudun Wada has been in media industry for more than 35 years in Nigeria and beyond.
He was involved in a road accident at Kura town about 30 Kilometres along Kano – Kaduna road on their way back from Kaduna and Abuja after the engagement of Nigerian Guild of Editors.
Dadal Kura gathered that his second wife Aishatu Sule the Director of Radio Kano II FM and now holding forte as the Managing Director of Radio Kano pending the appointment of a substantive Managing Director and one of his daughters and the driver are currently responding to treatment at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.
The funeral prayers held at his residence near Zoo Road and been burried at Tarauni graveyard near the Kano NUJ Press Centre according to Islamic injunction.