President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the media industry, particularly Nigeria Union of Journalists and Nigeria Guild of Editors, over the passing of the Saturday Editor of New Telegraph, Waheed Bakare.

Buhari joined many Nigerians to send condolences to family of the deceased, and management of New Telegraph Newspapers, describing the editor’s death as a collective loss to the media and the nation that he served passionately with his talent.

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Special Adviser to the President, Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina in a statement said: “the President prays that God will receive the soul of the departed, and comfort all that mourn him.

Bakare died on Sunday evening after a brief illness.