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Sen Binani pays condolence visit on NUJ over death of VOA reporter, Abdulaziz



The senator representing Adamawa central senatorial zone, Hajiya Aishatu Ahmed Binani has expressed deep shock over the sudden death of Ibrahim Abdulaziz, the Voice of America reporter covering Adamawa and Taraba States.

Abdulaziz was involved in a ghastly road accident on his way to Bauchi near Alkaleri town.

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The senator who expressed sadness over the incident when she personally paid a condolence visit on the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Adamawa State council, noted that she was relieved by the fact that the deceased lived exemplary life worthy of emulation.

” It is unfortunate that this is my first time of coming here but on a sad note. Sad note in the sense that I’m here to condole all of us on the demise of one of us, one of our brothers and your colleague, Abdulaziz.

” We all know Abdulaziz to be a gentle man, a great journalist who is fair and just as far as his career is concerned. He has made a life worthy to emulate, unfortunately or fortunately because we cannot question God why as to why now.

” He knows the best and he knows what is best for all of us. So I’m here to condole all of us and to pray to almighty Allah to grant him Aljanna Firdaus.

” Additionally, I would like to use this opportunity to say a very big thank you for supporting my cause right from day one. If I say day one, I mean right from my contest to the house of representatives. NUJ Adamawa State Chapter has been very supportive and cooperative,” she said.

In his response, Mr. Donald Dedan, the state chairman of NUJ thanked the senator for the show of camaraderie and concern noting that in the history of the council, she is the first serving senator to pay an official visit on the council.

He noted that Abdulaziz has left an enduring legacy worthy of emulation adding that even in death the journalist was a hero.

Dedan added that though very painful, the death of Abdulaziz has served as rallying point for all journalists in the state and has has served as an elixir for renewed unity among journalists.

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