Death of Waheed Bakare
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President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, have commiserated with the media industry, particularly Nigeria Union of Journalists and Nigeria Guild of Editors, on the sudden demise of Mr Waheed Bakare the Saturday Editor of New Telegraph.
In dissimilar statements on Monday, the President and the Speaker sympathize with the late journalist’s family.
‘President Buhari according to a brief communique signed by his special aide, Mr Femi Adesina, sent his condolences to the family of the deceased, and management of New Telegraph Newspapers, describing the editor’s death as a collective loss to the media and the nation that he served passionately with his talent.’
The President commune with and prayed that God will receive the soul of the departed, and make it easy on all that mourn him.
In a similar vein, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila described the death of the Editor as a sad loss.
‘Gbajabiamila also commiserated with the late Journalist’s family, the entire management and staff of the New Telegraph Newspaper over the loss, he also condoled with the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), stressing that Nigerian journalism has lost one of its dedicated members, whom he described as a diligent and hardworking individual.’