From Maiharaji Altine Gusau
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has donated cash and assorted food items to the family of late sun reporter, late Mohammed Nasir Munirat in Kaduna on Saturday.
In a statement, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of information, Barrister Sani Nasarawa said, the items were presented to the family of the deceased reporter by the commissioner of information Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji Dosara.
Presenting the food items and cash to the wife of the deceased, Maryam Mohammed Munirat on behalf of the governor, the state commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Magaji Dosara said ‘ on behalf of the Governor, I wish to present these food items as support to the family he left behind.
Matawalle said he was devasted when he heard of the sad news of his death, saying,’ late Munirat was a very good man who had an excellent relationship with me, government and people of the state.
Matawalle recalled how the deceased reported the state in positive light during his short stay in the state even at the detriment of being sanctioned by some of his colleagues.
‘ The deceased was a thorough developmental journalist and not one of those armed chair journalists who stay in the comfort of their rooms to dish out false and fake news without recourse to abiding with the ethics of the profession.
While, urging his family to take solace in the Qur’anic verse that says ‘Every soul shall have the taste of death’ he prayed to Allah to forgive his shortcomings and grant him Aljannah firdausi.
Responding, the wife of the deceased, Maryam Mohammed said, ‘We least expected this gesture from the government , saying, she was happy with the enconiums and praises she had been receiving from his colleagues and friends particularly from Zamfara State.
Food items donated included 4 cartons of indomie, 4 bags of rice (50kg), 2 cartons of Spaghetti, 2 cartons of Marconi, cooking oil (50kg) and 16 packs of swan water.