By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council has described the death of Imam Dalhatu Imam, the spokesman of Sokoto State Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal as a colossal loss to the NUJ family, the Nigeria media industry in general and a great loss to the state government considering his antecedents and potency in the discharge of his official .
A statement signed by the NUJ Chairman, Comrade Adamu Yusuf described late Imam as a humble personality who was calm, matured, knowledgeable, generous, compassionate and above all, a successful journalist who during his practising years strictly adhered to the ethics of journalism and the code of conduct.
Comrade Adamu Yusuf said his demise was a rude shock to the entire media family in Nigeria, especially the NUJ Kaduna state council where he first cut his tail in journalism practice at the New Nigerian Newspapers, adding that his contributions to the development of journalism will not be forgotten in a hurry.
“We deeply mourn one of our best today, Alhaji Imam Dalhatu Imam who died in an Abuja Hospital after a brief illness. I lack words to describe how journalists in Kaduna feel today. The news of his demise came as a rude shock to us. I pray that Allah will grant him Aljanna Firdausi,” he said
He said the deceased was not only respected amongst his peers but that he had carved a niche for himself as one of the most brilliant and successful image and information managers in the country.
Comrade Yusuf said that late Imam Imam would also be remembered for his exploits and prompt dissemination of information about the policies and programmes of his principal and Sokoto State government.
He on behalf of the Kaduna State Council condoled the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, the government and the immediate family of the deceased to bear the irreparable loss.
Meanwhile, late Malam Imam Dalhatu Imam died at an Abuja hospital after a brief illness.
He was, until his death, the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state.