SAD! Nigerian Guild of Editors Deputy President, Umar Saidu died in a car crash



 The Deputy President, Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) Umar Saidu died on Sunday, 30th June, following a motor accident on his way from Abuja to Kano.

The accident occurred along the Abuja-Kano road. Late Saidu had on Saturday informed his friends and colleagues about the upcoming naming ceremony of his son.

In a statement jointly signed by the President of the Guild, Funke Egbemode, and General Secretary, Mary Atolagbe, the guild described the death of its Deputy President, Umar Saidu, as a great loss to the profession.
“The ace broadcaster died on Sunday, 30th June, 2019 following a car crash on his way from Abuja to Kano. Wada was the immediate past Managing Director of Kano State Radio Corporation and one time Principal Editor at the CTV, now Abubakar Rimi Television (ARTV). He was a broadcaster with Voice of America, freelance correspondent with Hausa English Services of Deutshe-Welle and also editor Concern Magazine,” she said.
“The Guild wishes to condole with the family of Wada especially his wife Aisha who was a former Deputy President of the NGE, the management and staff of Radio Kano.Wada would be greatly missed by his family, professional colleagues and friends across the globe. We pray that Almighty Allah console his family and grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. May the should of Wada find Aljanna fiddous. Amen.” she added.
 The Late Wada served as Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State. As a committed family man and broadcast journalist per excellence, he was elected as the Deputy President of the Guild during its last biennial convention in May.

See his burial pictures and also his little son below



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