Buhari mourns late renowned broadcaster, Timawus Mathias. The government and people of Adamawa State have received condolences from President Muhammadu Buhari on the loss of an accomplished son, Chief Timawus Mathias.
At the age of 73, Mathias passed away on Friday.
For more than fifty years, he worked as a broadcaster, author, and media consultant for the benefit of the nation.
In response to the tragic news, Buhari expressed his sorrow to his family, especially his wife of almost 50 years, Betty, the Hama Bachama and the Bachama Council, where he serves as spokesperson, as well as friends and media colleagues.
Femi Adesina, the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, revealed this in a statement.
The President praised Chief Mathias for dedicated his life to service of the nation, beginning at an early age with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria before transferring to the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, and achieving fame with Verdict 83 in 1983.
Buhari thought the multi-skilled journalist, whose versatility even extended to music, contributed to the vitality and dynamism of Nigerian media by continuing to be relevant in her writing columns for newspapers and posts on social media while offering many public and private institutions professional advice on communication.
The legendary journalist, who has two Yola media outlets named after him, NTA and AIT, will always be remembered for the value he gave to many people’s lives, both at home and abroad, the President said.
However, he appealed to the All-Powerful God to accept Chief Mathias’ soul and console his family.