From MUKHTAR YAHAYA SHEHU
Kano Correspondents Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has expressed its deepest grief over the death of its member, Abdullahi Yakubu, a Chief Bureau of LEADERSHIP newspaper in Kano state.
Late Yakubu died on Friday after protracted illness at the age of 55.
Chairman of Kano Correspondents Chapel, Alhaji Aminu Garko, in a statement made available to newsmen in Kano, described late Yakubu as a season journalist and a gentleman who died at a time when his service to humanity was needed most.
The statement reads in parts “With total submission to the will of Allah Subhanahu Wa ta’Ala, Kano Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists announced the demise of Abdullahi Yakubu of the Leadership newspapers.
A season journalist, late Yakubu started his journalism career with Triumph Newspapers in Kano.
An easy-going personality, late Yakubu worked in Sokoto as the state Correspondent of the Triumph Newspapers.
He was Chairman, Jigawa state chapter of Correspondents’ Chapel when he worked in Dutse as the state correspondent of the THISDAY Newspapers before he joined LEADERSHIP newspapers, and deployed to Kano.
His positive contribution to journalism would remain indelible in the heart of those who cross his part.
Late Abdullahi Yakubu, a devout Muslim was survived by a wife and many children and had since been buried according to Islamic rites.
“We beseech Allah to forgive his shortcomings and grant him Janatul Furdausi, Amin.”