The recent death of Alhaji Waheed Bakare, the Saturday Editor of New Telegraph Newspapers has been described by Imo State Governor, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, as a national calamity while commiserating with the management and staff of the national tabloid.
Governor Uzodimma also described Bakare’s death as painful andregretted, saying that he died when his services were needed most.
He said the late editor’s death was a loss, not just to themedia community but a collective loss.
The Imo State Governor said though death is inevitable, thatof Bakare reminds us again that the death of one person diminishes us all asmankind.
He prayed God to grant Bakare’s soul a peaceful repose and tocomfort the family, particularly the widow, the children, the aged mother andother family members that he left behind to mourn his passing.
It’s pertinent to recall that Bakare who died last Sunday at the age of 51 after a brief illness was a seasoned Journalist and human rights activist.