Former Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to President Muhammadu Buhari (as military head of state) and Chairman, Board of Directors of People’s Daily Newspapers, Media, Mallam Wada Maida, is dead.
Aged 70, Maida died around 10:00pm on Monday in Abuja after a brief illness.
The death of the former Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), was confirmed by his family.
Until his death, Maida was the Chairman, Board of Directors of NAN and member of the Executive Board of International Press Institute.
He will be buried today (Tuesday) afternoon at Gudu Cemetery in Abuja.