Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello: “The deceased was a hardworking broadcaster.”
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, of Niger state, has expressed shock over the death of a veteran broadcaster with the Voice of America (VOA) Hausa section, Ladan Ibrahim Ayawa.
In a condolence message to the deceased family signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mrs. Mary Noel-Berje, Gov. Sani Bello, described the deceased as a compatriot and hard-working broadcaster, who distinguished himself by contributing immensely to both news and magazine programmes of his station.
The governor described late Ladan Ibrahim Ayawa, as a role model to younger broadcasters, pointing out that the International broadcasting industry, especially the Hausa section will no doubt miss the wealth of knowledge and experience of the veteran broadcaster.
He said though death is a compulsory end to all mortals, the death of Ibrahim Ayawa, is a loss not only to the International broadcast industry, but to Niger state in particular.
Late veteran international broadcaster
According to the statement, Gov. Sani Bello, is consoled by the fact that the deceased lived a good life.
He prayed Allah to grant the deceased Aljannah Firdausi, and give the family, the international broadcast Industry, Niger state, and his well wishers the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Born in 1964, late Ladan Ibrahim Ayawa, hailed from Kontagora, Niger state.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hausa language, from the Uthman Danfodio University, Sokoto.
Before he retired this year, he was a seasoned broadcaster with the Voice of America (VOA) Hausa section.
Based in Washington DC, the deceased was a close friend to Gov. Sani Bello.
He died in Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in DC during a brief illness.
He was survived by a wife, and three children.