President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with family, friends and professional colleagues of veteran journalist and renowned social commentator, Abdulkarim Albashir, who passed away on Monday.
President Buhari joins the Government and people of Kaduna State, where he lived, Adamawa his place of birth and the Nigerian Union of Journalists in mourning the loss of the brilliant broadcaster and writer, who used his talent to promote the cause of the poor and the helpless.
The President commends the fearlessness and forthrightness of Abdulkarim’s columns in tackling social ills, noting that the years he spent in the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and as Editor-In-Chief of the Democrat Newspapers were most historical and remarkable in developmental journalism.
As the veteran journalist goes home, President Buhari believes his legacy of giving ‘‘voice to the voiceless’’ will be long remembered.
The President prays that the almighty God will grant the deceased eternal rest, and comfort his family.
Senior Special Assistant to the President