Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja
The remains of Malam Wada Maida have been buried at the Muslim section of the Gudu Cemetery in Abuja.
He was buried around 2:10pm after a funeral prayer led by Chief Imam of Sheu Shegari Mosque, Area one, Abuja, Imam Rabiu Sheu Suleiman.
Maida, until his death, was chairman, Board of Directors of the News Agency of Nigeria, a member of the Executive Board of the International Press Institute and also a Shareholder of Media Trust Limited.
He also served as the Chief Press Secretary to Muhammadu Buhari when he became military Head of State in December 1983.
His funeral prayer and burial was attended by Katsina Governor Aminu Masari; Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika; Education Minister, Malam Adamu Adamu; Senator Kabir Barkiya (Katsina Central) and former EFCC chairman, Nuhu Ribadu.
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Others were a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Yayale Ahmed; presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu; a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Dr. Aliyu Modibbo and Chairman, Board of Directors of Media Trust Limited, Malam Kabiru Yusuf.
Masari described the death of Maida as a personal loss to him and the great people of Katsina state.
The Acting Managing Director (NAN) Mr Dele Ojo said the demise of Maida was a great loss to NAN, saying” Wada Maida lived and died for NAN.
The Chairman, Editorial Board, Thisday Newspapers, Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, said the deceased was not only an elder in the media profession but also a fantastic gentleman.