The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has described the death of Alhaji Leke Salaudeen, an Assistant Editor on the politics desk of The Nation newspapers, as shocking and sad.
The journalist died on Tuesday at the Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos.
The Speaker said Leke was a consummate journalist, who was dedicated to his job as a thoroughbred professional.
”Whenever he is assigned to cover any of our official events in Lagos he conducts the assignment with utmost sense of duty. Alhaji Salaudeen is a man of good character and values during his lifetime.
The Speaker said though Salaudeen would be missed, his family, friends, The Nation newspapers and the NUJ should be consoled that he contributed his modest quota to the development of the Nigerian society and humanity in general.
According to a statement by Lanre Lasisi, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker and sent to African Community News, Gbajabiamila prayed for the repose of the soul of Salaudeen.
“May God forgive him of his shortcomings and grant him Aljannah Firdaus. May He also grant the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Ameen,” the Speaker prayed.