With the painful and unexpected demise of the founder and Chairman of Leadership Group, Sam Nda-Isaiah, Nigeria has lost a patriot, a resourceful entrepreneur, a passionate member of the All Progressives Progress(APC) and a frontline newspaper publisher, Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege has said.
Omo-Agege who described the late Nda-Isaiah as a patriotic Nigerian and a great friend, expressed shock and grief over the sudden and painful exit of the exceptional newspaper publisher, media entrepreneur, businessman and top-notch professional.
While bemoaning the shocking death of the avuncular publisher and good humored journalist, the Deputy Senate President described Nda-Isaiah as one of his great friends at the helm of Nigerian mass media.
A statement issued on his behalf by Yomi Odunuga, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Omo-Agege said he has lost a friend whose exit happened at a most unexpected time.
He said: “With his passing, I have lost a friend whose exit happened at a most unexpected time when one considers the fact that he was a strong and healthy 58 year-old man who succumbed to brief illness.
“Nonetheless, we must acknowledge the productivity and achievements that God enabled him to record during his time on earth.
“Sam Nda-isaiah was not only a presidential aspirant; he was a patriotic Nigerian and passionate member of the All Progressives Congress right from its birth.
“He was a very resourceful entrepreneur, moving from pharmacy into various business ventures including the establishment of a national newspaper.
“As we mourn his passing, let me express my heartfelt condolences to his family and associates and I pray that God grants his soul eternal rest”.
Recall that The New Diplomat one of the first set of digital newspapers to break the news of the unfortunate death of the late publisher had described Nda-Isaiah, as an exceptional, top-notch media entrepreneur and a good humored Publisher of Leadership Group of Newspapers.
Recall that Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah who died at 58, was until his death on Friday, one of Nigeria’s frontline media commentators, news aggregators, businessmen, pharmacists and top-notch media entrepreneurs.
At 58, the late publisher had accomplished so much before his unfortunate demise. Young Nda-Isaiah attended Federal Government College, Kaduna, between 1974 to 1979.
He later proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where he read Pharmacy. Upon his graduation in 1984, he underwent the compulsory NYSC Program in Ekiti State.
After a distinguished career in the Pharmaceutical industry, Nda-Isaiah switched over to journalism, penning editorials for The Daily Trust where he served as an editorial board member.
Later, he set up Leadership group of newspapers. Until his death, he was on the Board of Baze university, among other initiatives.