By Ndahi Marama
MAIDUGURI—Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has expressed shock over the sudden death of a senior broadcast journalist, Saleh Mahadi, a manager with the News and Current Affairs Department in the Nigerian Television Authority’s zonal network centre in Maiduguri.
Mahadi died on Wednesday at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH, following a protracted illness.
The Muhammed Imam Campaign Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP also commiserated with NTA, NUJ, Family as well as friends of Late Salem Mahdi, the Director of News and Current Affairs.
According to Inuwa Bwala on behalf of the PDP gubernatorial Candidate for the 2015 general elections in the State, Alhaji Mohammed Imam, “the death coming at this very critical period when his professional services will be required most.
“Salem Mahdi’s death was not only shocking but also a great loss to the Journalism profession and to Borno state as a whole.
“He was the epitome of humility, dedication to duty and gentility. For us, it was a heavy blow, as we were looking forward to working with him in the task of rebuilding Borno state from its sorry state occasioned by the security challenges and lack of good leadership”. Bwala stated in the statement.
He therefore prayed Allah to grant him Aljannah Firdaus, as PDP in the state feel proud to identify with Saleh Mahdi who has paid his dues in the service of God and his fatherland.
Governor Kashim Shettima said; ”I condole with his family for this huge loss; I condole with the NTA and the Nigeria Union of Journalists and all members of the Media industry in Borno State, I condole with numerous friends and associates of late Mahadi.”