Alhaji Mato Adamu, a veteran journalist and former BBC Hausa Service correspondent, has passed away in Gombe, Gombe state’s capital, at the age of 60.
During Adamu’s lifetime, he served as the chief media consultant to the incumbent Gombe state governor, Inuwa Yahaya.
Adamu, who hailed from Bauchi state, died in his service state (Gombe) yesterday, a statement from the governor stated.
Commiserating with the family of the departed soul, the Gombe state governor and chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum highlighted his contribution to Gombe state and humanity at large through his journalistic endeavour.
“Beyond his illustrious career with the BBC, Mato also had a stint in Gombe, where he served as a media consultant to Governor Inuwa, during which he brought his vast expertise to bear on enhancing the communication strategies of the state government, leaving a lasting impact on information dissemination process,” governor Yahaya explained.
He, therefore, expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family and colleagues left behind in the media industry and also to his hometown, the Dambam community, as well as the entire people of Bauchi state.
“May Almighty Allah shower His divine mercy upon Alhaji Mato Adamu’s soul, forgive his shortcomings and reward his positive deeds with Aljannat Firdaus,” the governor prayed.