President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Waheed Bakare.
Until his death, Waheed Bakare was the Saturday Editor of New Telegraph.
Bakare died on Sunday evening after a brief illness.
However, the President, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, described Bakare’s death as a loss, not just to the media, but to the entire nation.
“President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the media industry, particularly Nigeria Union of Journalists and Nigeria Guild of Editors, over the passing of the Saturday Editor of New Telegraph, Waheed Bakare.
“The President sends condolences to the family of the deceased, and management of New Telegraph Newspapers, describing the editor’s death as a collective loss to the media and the nation that he served passionately with his talent.
“The President prays that God will receive the soul of the departed, and comfort all that mourn him”, the statement said.
Bakare was appointed New Telegraph’s Saturday editor in 2015.
The late Bakare was a regular feature on Television Continental (TVC) Journalists Hangout.
He was a 1997 graduate of English Language from the University of Ilorin.
In 2014, he obtained a Master of Art in English Language from the University of Lagos.