The Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Chairman Northern Speakers Forum, Rt. Honourable Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani has described the demise of veteran journalist, Suleiman Yakubu as huge loss not only to his employers, Kaduna State, but the entire nation.
Zailani expressed this while reacting to the death of the journalist, who died early Wednesday after a brief illness.
According to a statement signed by his SA Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, the deceased was a professional to the core, who was exceptional in serving Freedom Radio, Kaduna, until his demise.
“This is a huge loss. I am short of words and sad about the news of his tragic loss.
“As the chairman of Freedom Radio chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalist, he was a role model, mentoring several contemporaries and fresh journalists,” he said.
The Speaker condoled his immediate family, the NUJ Kaduna State Council and Freedom Radio over the incident.
“I sincerely pray Almighty Allah grants him Aljannah Firdaus,” he added.
It would be recalled that already, condolences are pouring in, with the NUJ President, Chief Chris Isiguzo, accompanied by the VP Zone A, Yusuf Idris, former National Officer and veteran, Adamu Marshal as well as other National and State Council members among early visitors, who paid visits.