By Idris Khalid
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has received with sadness, the news of the demise of former LEADERSHIP Newspaper’s correspondent in Gombe, Mr. Andrew Jaiyeola, who died after a brief illness.
According to press release issued by Ismaila Uba Misilli, DG on Press Affairs to Gombe state government and made available to journalists in Gombe, Governor Yahaya described the death of the journalist as a huge loss not only to his immediate family but to journalism profession and the nation at large.
Late Andrew before his death, he was a Nigeria Aljazirah Newspaper’s correspondent in Gombe state, Governor Inuwa noted that the late Mr. Jaiyeola was a hardworking, quiet and unassuming media personnel who exuded confidence and joy while carrying out his duty.
He said the deceased also contributed immensely in projecting the programmes and policies of the present administration through balanced reportage and analysis.
Governor Inuwa expressed the deep condolences of the Government and people of Gombe state to the wife of the deceased journalist, his entire family members, the management and staff of Aljazirah newspaper limited as well as the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ.
He said, “as painful as this loss could be, I urge his wife and children, as well as all his professional colleagues and associates, to take solace in the fact that Mr. Jaiyeola, who was an active member of the esteemed journalism profession, lived a life characterized by hard work and dedication to duty.
He prayed to God to grant the departed soul eternal rest and the family the fortitude to bear the great loss.