Kaduna Speaker condole with NUJ over loss of member 

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By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly, and Chairman Northern Speakers Forum, Hon Yusuf Zailani, on Thursday sent a high-powered delegation to Nigeria Union of Journalists Kaduna to commiserate with the council over the death of veteran journalist, Suleiman Yakubu of Freedom FM Kaduna.

The delegation was led by the Senior Special Adviser on Political, Hon Samaila Shuaibu Sabon Birnin; the Senior Special Adviser on Community Relations to the Speaker, Hon Kabir Yusuf; and Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, HonIbrahim Dahiru Danfulani.

They were received by the Vice Chairman of the Council, Comrade Sabiu Muhammad, and the Secretary, John Femi Adi.

Speaking on behalf of Speaker Zailani, Hon Samaila Birni said, the Speaker was deeply saddened over the death of the veteran journalist and came to condole the Council over the demise.

He prayed that God Almighty would comfort the leadership of the Council and the family of the late journalist.

Responding, Comrade Sabiu Muhammad thanked the Speaker for the condolence visit and noted with gratitude how the speaker had earlier issued a press release over the unfortunate development.

“We are indeed grateful to the Speaker for the show of love and concern.

“On behalf of the Chairman of NUJ Kaduna Council and the entire journalists and media practitioners, I say a big thank you to the Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly and the state government,”Comrade Sabiu said.

From the NUJ Secretariat the delegation moved to Freedom Radio where they were received by Management of the Station .
The Speaker further expressed his condolence over the death of the journalist and pray that the Almighty grant the staff of the station the fortitude to bear the great loss .

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