The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) on Monday described as devastating the news of the death of its Deputy President, Malam Umar SaiduTudun Wada who died on Sunday following a car crash on his way from Abuja to Kano.
Mallam Umar Saidu was the immediate past Managing Director of Kano State Radio Corporation and was at one time a Principal Editor at the then CTV, now Abubakar Rimi Television (ARTV).
He was also a broadcaster with Voice of America, freelance correspondent with Hausa and English services of Deutsche-Welle and also Editor, Concern Magazine.
The deceased served twice as Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
He also served as Secretary, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Kano State Council.
In a statement signed by its President, Funke Egbemode and Secretary General, Mary Atolagbe,the Guild condoled with the family of Malam Umar SaiduTudun Wada, especially his wife, Aisha, who was a former Deputy President of the NGE and the management and staff of Radio Kano.
It said Malam Umar Saidu would be greatly missed by his family, professional colleagues and friends around the globe and prayed that almighty Allah console the family and grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
A committed family man and broadcast journalist per excellence, he was elected as the Deputy President of the Guild during its last biennial convention in May this year.