Gov Zulum, Media Correspondents’ Mourn Gusau

By Ali Musa Biu Maiduguri

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum is in deep shock and sorrow following the death of his spokesperson, Malam Isa Gusau, on Thursday.
Malkam Gusau who passed on after a protracted illness on Thursday at a hospital in India, at the age of 52.
The Governor, in a press statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Internal Security, Professor Usman Tar expressed the shock of the entire Borno State citi ens and Government.
He stated, “the government mourns the loss of a dedicated public servant and a cherished member of the team”.

This is even as , members of the Borno state Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in a joint press statement signed by it’s Chairman and Secretary, Comrade Inusa Ndahi Marama and Ismail Alfa expressed deep shock over the sad demise of the its former member.
The chapel described the Kate Isa Gusau as a Pillar of the Chapel in Borno state.

Governor has meanwhile Zulum made personal contact with the family of his late spokesperson, and has extended condolences to friends and associates, particularly members of the media industry.

Isa Gusau, who served as the Special Adviser on Public Relations and Strategy to Governor Zulum since June 2019, had also served in the same capacity under Senator Kashim Shettima when he was the Governor of Borno.

“Mallam Isa Gusau was admired by everyone for his commitment to the people of Borno State and his exceptional professionalism in his role. He was a tireless advocate for the state and worked tirelessly to communicate the government’s initiatives and policies to the public with clarity and transparency,” Zulum said.

Governor Zulum, added that “Isa Gusau will be remembered for his passion for serving the people of Borno State and his dedication to the betterment of the state. His exceptional communication skills played a crucial role in fostering understanding and cooperation between the government and the people.”

The Governor prayed for the repose of the soul of the late Isa Gusau and also prayed that Allah gives his family and other loved ones the strength to bear the irreparable loss.
In its own condolence, the Correspondent Chapel said, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mallam Isa Gusau, a veteran journalist and a dedicated Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy to the Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum.

“Mallam Isa Gusau was a respected member of the Borno State Correspondents’ Chapel and a cherished colleague to many in the media fraternity.

“No doubt his painful departure has left a void that will be deeply felt by all who knew him.

“The loss of Mallam Isa Gusau, a beloved veteran journalist and esteemed Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, has left a profound sense of grief within our hearts. His dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to his work have left an indelible mark on the media landscape in Borno State and beyond.

“As a member of the Borno State Correspondents Chapel, he was a source of inspiration, guidance, and strength to many. His absence will be keenly felt by all whose lives he touched. We pray that his soul finds eternal peace, and we extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and the Borno State Government.

“May his memory be a blessing and a source of comfort during this time of mourning.”

Gusau who until his demise, was in his early 50s, and is survived by two wives and three children.


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