President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed condolences over the death of Abdulhamid Babatunde, whom he described as “a famous journalist and writer” who served as editor of several newspaper titles, including the defunct, Kaduna-based Democrat.
“Abdulhamid Babatunde was a distinguished writer and journalist. He contributed extensively to our elections in 2015 and 2019. He worked to strengthen the journalism profession as an eminent writer and unionist.”
In the condolence message issued by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, the President said that late Abdulhamid Babatunde was always full of energy and ideas and was passionate about Nigeria’s development.
According to Buhari, Abdulhamid Babatund will be missed by so many people, saying: “his demise leaves a huge void in the media.”
The President prayed to Allah for the repose his soul and grant fortitude to his family and friends to bear the loss.