President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, Chief John Nnia Nwodo has expressed shock and sadness at the death of the publisher of Leadership Newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah.
In a condolence message personally signed by Chief Nwodo, he described the media mogul as “A well trained and accomplished pharmacist”
“It is with a heavy heart that I learnt of the sudden demise of Sam Nda _ Isaiah, the publisher of Leadership Newspaper at the rather unripe age of 58”.
“A well trained and accomplished pharmacist, Nda _ Isaiah after a successful stint in pharmaceutical companies decided to avail Nigerians and the world of his rare intellect by venturing, albeit successfully again, into newspaper publishing by establishing Leadership Newspaper.”
“He aptly captured his person when he wrote that he is “a leading pro-good governance advocate and a consistent voice on contemporary and domestic policy issues”, and went on to describe himself as “one of the most respected men in Nigerian media, ” which, no doubt, he was.”
“That he contested the presidency under the APC in 2015 showed he had interest in uplifting the life of the downtrodden.”
“Unfortunately, this can no longer be. We, therefore, mourn his loss and exhort the leadership of Leadership Newspaper and his family to accept his departure as an act of God and absorb it with equanimity.”
Chief John Nnia Nwodo
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide