The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has expressed a deep sense of loss and sadness over Mallam Sani Mohammed Adamu who died after a brief illness on Sunday, September 25, 2016.
A statement by NGE General Secretary, Victoria Ibanga, said “We are greatly saddened by his untimely passing and sincerely convey deep sympathies in this difficult time to members of his family who are devastated by his demise.
Until his death, Adamu was a member of the standing committee of the association who contributed immensely to the growth of the Guild and development of the media industry in Nigeria, Africa and the whole world.
Born in Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State, he worked as the managing editor/director, multimedia services of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Mallam Sani as he was fondly called, graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna state, with a bachelor of science degree in sociology (second class upper) in 1986.
After his National Youth Service at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin-City, Edo, Adamu returned to Sokoto where he gained employment into the Sokoto State Civil Service. He left the Sokoto State Civil Service to join NAN as a reporter in 1988.
Subsequently, he was the pioneer NAN district correspondent in Bida and Kontangora district offices. He was promoted as correspondent in 1989 and a year later, he became a state correspondent, NAN, Minna, Niger State.
The late Adamu was later appointed personal assistant to the former Minister of Works and Housing, the late Maj.-Gen. Mamman Kontagora, a position he held until 1993. He returned to NAN in 1993 and worked in various parts of the country in various editorial positions.
Mallam Sani Adamu was married and blessed with children.
He has been laid to rest according to Islamic rites.