OrderPaperToday – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday mourned the death of Waheed Bakare, the Saturday editor of New Telegraph Newspaper.
In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, Lawan commiserated with the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Guild of Editors, the Management and Staff of the New Telegraph newspapers and the deceased’s family.
The statement reads: “I extend my condolences to the family of Mr Bakare and to members of the journalism profession in general over the untimely death of their colleagues.
“May Almighty Allah grant the departed soul eternal bliss and comfort his loved ones and colleagues as they grapple with the painful loss.”
Similarly, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege expressed shock and sadness over the demise of Bakare.
Omo-Agege through a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga, prayed the Almighty Allah to accept the soul of Bakare.
He described the late editor as a quintessential, hardworking and talented journalist.
“He was, without question, one of our finest in the journalism profession. My heart goes out to the family he left behind while I call on Nigerians to remember them at this very trying moment,” Omo-Agege said.