September 18, 2021

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Ahmed Abubakar:- A perfect gentleman

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Jigawa state Governor Muhammad Abubakar has condoled the families and entire working journalists in the state over the death of Chairman Correspondent Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalist and reporter of the Sun Newspaper, Malam Ahmed Abubakar. In a statement signed and issued to newsmen by the Special Adviser on Media and Relations, Habibu Nuhu Kila said, Governor Badaru described Malam Ahmed as a promising and dedicated Journalist whose contributions to the development of the state in enlighten and educating the public through the medium he represented will ever be remembered. The Governor sympathies with the families of the late Ahmed, the Journalists in the state and the management of the Sun Newspapers for the great loss. Badaru in the statement prayed to the Almighty to grant the deceased internal rest as well as giveth his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. …. In a related development, the Vice- Chancellor Federal University Dutse, Prof. Abdulkarim Sabo Mohammed has condoled the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Jigawa State Chapter over the death of its Chairman, Ahmed Abubàkar of the SUN Newspaper. Prof. Abdukarim described the death as a huge loss to Jigawa state especially the media circle, saying the Correspondent Chapel under the able leadership of late Ahmed Abubakar has been à partner in progress in the development of Federal University Dutse in the last ten years. The VC described late Ahmed as a veteran Journalist who has paid his due to the Journalism profession adding that the late Chairman of the Correspondent Chapel was a fine gentleman who carried out his assignment diligently in the course of his long and eventful career. He prayed to Allah to grant him aljanatul Firdausi and grant his family and friends the fortitude to bear the loss.

Late Ahmed Abubakar, Chairman Correspondent Chapel, Jigawa state

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By Sadiq Ilyasu

I have met many different people right from the time I began as a journalist. But meeting Ahmed Abubakar was the best thing that ever happened to me since the beginning of my journey in the pen profession. I have learned priceless lessons just by being at his side for the few years I have met him.

When I first joined the correspondent chapel in Jigawa, Ahmed Abubakar being the chairman of the chapel was the first person that accepted me to the group and since then, I have enjoyed zero discrimination being the latest person to be part of a people that some have been together for over twenty years.

My natural stubbornness has seen me and him fell into terminal conflicts. But irrespective of that I still managed to become one of the closest people to him. Well, many will claim they are close to him as well, and that is very true. That’s Ahmed for you.

I have never known his permanent enemy. In the little time, I have been with him, I know of some.

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