Segun Babatunde Gombe
Gombe State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has received with heavy hearts, the news of the passing of a veteran journalist and former BBC Hausa Service correspondent, Alhaji Mato Adamu, who died yesterday in Gombe, aged 60.
In a message of condolence, 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 state government, leaving a lasting impact on information dissemination process.
According to a Press release issued by Ismaila Uba Misilli,
Director-General ( Press Affairs), Government House,
Gombe, and made available to Journalists Saturday,
Governor Yahaya expressed 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, from where he hailed.
The Governor prayed Almighty Allah to shower His divine mercy upon Alhaji Mato Adamu’s soul, forgive his shortcomings and reward his positive deeds with Aljannat Firdaus.