By Fatima Sadiq
Gombe State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has expressed shock over the passing of veteran journalist and former BBC Hausa Service correspondent, Alhaji Mato Adamu, who died at the age of 60 on August, 11th 2023 after a brief illness.
In a message of condolence, by the Director-General, Press Affairs,
Gombe, Ismaila Uba Misilli, Governor Inuwa Yahaya extolled the accomplishments of the late Alhaji Mato, acknowledging his contributions to the realm of journalism, and his role in shaping public discourse through his journalistic endeavours.
Beyond his illustrious career with the BBC, Mato also had a stint in Gombe where he served as a media consultant to Governor Inuwa, during which he brought his vast expertise to bear on enhancing the communication strategies of the present administration.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya expressed his heartfelt condolences to Alhaji Mato Adamu’s family, friends, and colleagues in the media fraternity.
He extended these condolences to the Dambam community and the people of Bauchi State, where he hails from.
The Governor prayed Almighty Allah to shower His divine mercy upon his soul, forgive his shortcomings and reward his positive deeds with Aljannat Firdaus.