The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has mourned the late Board Chairman of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN),Malam Wada Maida.
Mohammed in a message described Maida as a great journalist, a good Administrator and a successful publisher who contributed immensely to the growth and development of the Nigerian media.
In the condolence message issued on Tuesday and signed by Mr Segun Adeyemi, the Special Assistant To The President (Media), the minister said he received the news of the death of Maida with profound shock and sadness”
He also condoled with members of staff, management and Board of NAN over the death, adding that the deceased would always be remembered for his service to the nation in many capacities.
He said, ”My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this moment of sadness. May God forgive his shortcomings and grant him eternal rest,” he said.
Maida reportedly died in Abuja, yesterday ,at the age of 70.
He was the Chief Press Secretary to President Muhammadu Buhari when he was the Head of State in 1984.