Niger Government has expressed shock over the death of Mallam Danladi Mohammed Ndayebo, former Commissioner for Information and Strategy under the administration of former Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu in the state.
The government in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, Mrs. Mary Noel-Berje described the death of Ndayebo as a monumental loss to Niger State in particular and the country at large.
Mallam Ndayabo died on Monday as a result of injuries he sustained during a ghastly motor accident along the Minna-Suleja road.
According to her, “we have lost a rare gem, a brilliant, versatile young man who was in his prime and his services still needed by the state and country”
“My prayers are with the family, his close friends and associates. At this point, all we can do is to pray that God forgives his shortcomings and grant rest to his soul”.
The CPS urged the family to see Ndayebo’s death as an act of Allah, pointing out that no one can question the will of Allah.
Mrs. Berje noted that the late former commissioner served as the Director General, Media Relations where he was elevated to Chief Press Secretary to Governor Aliyu and then to Commissioner for Information. “He served in various editorial positions with Leadership Newspaper”.
Likewise, in a condolence message by the state Chairman, the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Abu Nmodu noted with shock and sadness over the incident.
According to him, ” I am yet to come to terms with the reality of Ndayebo’s demise, a senior colleague in the Leadership Newspaper. A fine writer, a journalist per excellence, an astute administrator, promoter of peace and unity, who carved a niche for himself in the art of journalism both at the national and international levels”.
Late Ndayabo died on Monday due to injuries he got during a ghastly auto crash along the Minna-Suleja road in the state.
He was the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.