A photo journalist who, until 2016, covered presidential villa, Abuja, Nigeria for over 20 years, Alhaji Sadiq Aliyu is dead. He died yesterday, May 11 in Kuje, Abuja at the age of 66 after a protracted illness that started in 2016.
Late Sadiq Alhaji Aliyu, who was born in Okene, Kogi State in 1954, joined the rested New Nigerian Newspapers in Kaduna in 1974 as cameraman. He was tranferred to Kano in 1981 from where in 1987, he got posted to the presidential Villa, Abuja as senior cameraman.
After his formal retirement in 2012 from New Nigerian Newspapers, Sadiq started freelancing for Blue Print newspaper in Abuja at the same presidential villa until he was knocked down by illness.
The deceased is survived by a wife, three children, brothers and other relatives.
He has since been buried in accordance with the Islamic rites.
Colleagues at the presidential Villa, including the chairman of the State House Press Corps, Alhaji Ubale Musa have been pouring in condolence messages to the survivors of Sadiq Alhaji Aliyu.
The board, management and staff of Greenbarge Media and Communications Limited, publisher of Greenbarge Reporters online newspaper and hard copy magazine pray that Allah will reward him all his good deeds, forgive him all his sins and comfort those he left behind.