President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of the Saturday Editor of Daily Telegraph, Waheed Bakare.
The President, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, described Bakare’s death as a loss, not just to the media, but to the entire nation.
“President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the media industry, particularly Nigeria Union of Journalists and Nigeria Guild of Editors, over the passing of the Saturday Editor of New Telegraph, Waheed Bakare.
“The Presidentsends condolences to 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 prays that God will receive the soul of the departed, and comfort all that mourn him”, the statement said.
Also, Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun has described the death of Bakare as “a devastating blow and a great loss to his immediate family and journalism in Nigeria”.