Nda-Isaiah: Family rolls out burial plan

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The late Sam Nda-Isaiah

ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – Activities marking the of the Chairman of LEADERSHIP Group, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah, have been announced by the family.
The funeral events will start on Wednesday, 23 December.

Nda-Isaiah, 58, died on Friday, December 11, after taking ill briefly.

A statement by brother, Mr. Abraham Nda-Isaiah, said dignitaries expected to in the events, which would commence on by 12 noon on Wednesday virtual tributes, include heads of , General Ibrahim Babangida and General Abdulsalami Abubakar.

The foremost ruler in , Etsu Nupe, Dr. Yahaya Abubakar, is also expected to in the events. Nda-Isaiah held the title of Kakaki Nupe, spokesperson of the Nupe people, among several other titles.

There were also strong indications on Sunday that the Presidency and (where the late Chairman comes from), would send strong delegations to the events.

The statement by Mr. Abraham Nda-Isaiah said the virtual tribute for the late media mogul would start at 12noon on Wednesday.

The Service of Songs will hold on Sunday, 27 December 2020 at the International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja at 3pm.

“He will be interred on , December 28, 2020 at the Gudu Cemetery, Abuja at 10am in what would be an invitation-only ceremony,” Abraham said.

Sam Nda-Isaiah, who was a pharmacist, entrepreneur, media mogul and an astute politician. passing has drawn an outpouring of grief across the country and abroad.

A statement from family announcing the death penultimate Friday had said Sam Nda-Isaiah “was a family man, serial entrepreneur and visioner, passionate politician, and above all, a man of faith.”

Although he trained as a pharmacist, “Sam”, as he was fondly called, adopted journalism as his profession and earned a mark for himself having founded the LEADERSHIP Newspaper titles, Economy and AYAU, the first daily Hausa newspaper.

He was also a founding member of the All Congress (APC), a political platform he contested for the presidential ticket in 2014.

The media mogul is survived by his aged mother, wife, children and siblings.