President 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, over the passing of Mr Waheed Bakare the Saturday Editor of New Telegraph.
In different statements on Monday, the President and the Speaker condoled 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 prayed that God will receive the soul of the departed, and comfort all that mourn him. In a similar vein, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila described the passing away of the Editor as a sad loss.