In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 18th, August, 2020

Buhari’s Former Chief Press Secretary, Slumps And Dies After Returning From Work

Buhari's Former Chief Press Secretary, Slumps And Dies After Returning From Work


Wada Maida


President Muhammadu Buhari’s former Chief Press Secretary, Wada Maida is useless.


He was Buhari’s Press Secretary when he dominated Nigeria as army Head of State in 1984.


Till his demise, Maida was a member of the Govt Board of Worldwide Press Institute (IPI) and the Chairman of Board of Administrators of the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN).


Maida, who was in his workplace yesterday, didn’t present any signal of illness was stated to have slumped final night time.


Born on March 5, 1950, in Katsina State, Maida was the Chairman of the Board of Administrators of Individuals’s Media, and a former Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of NAN.


He studied at Authorities Faculty, Katsina, 1964-1968; Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), 1971; Indiana Institute of Mass Communication, 1972-1975; and Aberdeen Faculty of Commerce, UK, 1975-1977.


He was appointed info officer, Kaduna State, 1971-1978; zonal editor, 1978-1981; International Correspondent, NAN, in-charge of Western Europe, London, 1981-1983; and Chief Press Secretary to Buhari when he was the Head of State from 1984-1985.


Maida was Editor-in-Chief, NAN, 1985-1994, and Managing Director in 1994.


He was a member of a number of organisations, together with the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Imaginative and prescient 2010, International Press Affiliation, London, and Amnesty Worldwide, and co-founder of Every day Belief, amongst others.


Buhari had in a congratulatory message to Maida when he clocked 70 years in March this 12 months, famous with delight his quintessential humility, sincerity and forthrightness for an upwardly cell profession.

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