By Joy Abalaka://
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of the late
publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah, on the death of
their matriarch, Mrs. Eunice Ndanusa Isaiah.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,
represented the President on a condolence visit to the family in Abuja
on Thursday. He was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Federal
Ministry of Information and Culture, Dr. Adaora Ifeoma Anyauwutaku.
“On behalf of Mr. President and the government of the Federal Republic
of Nigeria, I have come here to condole with the family.
“There is no way we can come here to condole with this family without
remembering our late brother, Sam Nda-Isaiah, and I think it’s worthy
of note that Mr. President deemed it fit to send this delegation to
condole with you on the passing onto glory of the matriarch of the
“We can only offer you prayers and condolence, believing that the good
work of mama and the good work of our brother will continue to propel
the family to greatness and greater harmony,” he said.
Alhaji Mohammed said it was painful that Mr. Nda-Isaiah’s death
preceded that of his mother, but noted that the patriotism he exuded
in his lifetime was a reflection of the character trait of his mother.
He said because of the special relationship between the President and
the Nda-Isaiah family, the late publisher was keenly passionate about
the success of the Buhari Administration.
The Minister expressed confidence that neither the death of Mr.
Nda-Isaiah nor that of his mother would sever the ties between
President Buhari and the Nda-Isaiah Family.
Responding on behalf of the family, an in-law to the deceased, Dr.
Tunde Owoyele, expressed appreciation to the President for sending a
delegation to condole with the family on the death of Mrs. Ndanusa
The Minister and his delegation were received on the condolence visit
by the Chairperson of the Leadership Group, Mrs. Zainab Sam
By Joy Abalaka://