Danladi Ndayebo, a former commissioner for information under ex-Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, is dead.
Mr. Ndayebo, who was also chief press secretary to Governor Aliyu before his appointment as commissioner, died from injuries sustained in a car accident on Sunday.
He was travelling from Abuja to Minna with a friend Mohammed Isa to see a mutual friend Justice Aminu Garba whose son was reported missing.
Mr. Isa, who was originally thought to be the worst affected by the accident, however, survived after treatment in the hospital.
Ndayebo’s death was jointly confirmed in statements by national president of Wushishi Old Students Association (WOSA) Dr. Zubairu Tswachi and secretary of the Niger State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Usman Chiji.
The statements expressed grief over the death of the man many describe as a fine journalist.
Tswachi Ndayebo was “one of the finest experts in the pen profession,” adding that WOSA would not forget the tremendous role he played during the administration of Governor Aliyu.
According to him “the former Commissioner of Information was an amiable and pleasant personality who concentrated on his job with dedication, passion and loyalty.
“Ndayebo’s contribution to the development of the media in the state and the nation will remain laudable.”
A graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, with a postgraduate diploma in mass communication from the same institution, Ndayebo held various editorial positions in Leadership Newspapers between 2004 and 2008.
He was appointed executive secretary of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) in 2017.