Niger Gov, others Mourns Veteran Journalist, Hassan Kolo
Abu Nmodu Minna
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has said that he received with rude shock the sudden demise of a veteran journalist and administrator, Alhaji Mohammed Hassan Kolos.
Late Hassan kolo who was Chief Press secretary, to Manning Edotor, and also Managing Director Niger State Media Corporation, died Friday night after a brief illness.
Governor Bello’s reaction to the death of the veteran journalist was contained in a press statement made available by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mary Noel-Berje, wherein he described the late Kolos as a dedicated personality whose contributions towards the development of the state was germane to the State.
He said though, death is inevitable to humans, late Alhaji Hassan Kolos’ contributions and wealth of experience were still needed in the state, especially in the media having been in the profession for decades which earned him a veteran.
The Governor prayed to Allah to forgive the deceased his shortcomings on earth and grant him Aljannah Firdausi as well as give the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Similarly Former Chief Press Secretaries, and former and present Heads of Media Organizations in Niger State, have expressed sadness over the death of one of them, Alhaji Mohammed Hassan Kolos.
The group in a statement jointly signed by Alhaji Iliyasu Dhako, the Publisher of the Faces Magazine, and Mahmud Abdullah, Executive Director, Operations, Prestige FM Radio, Minna, described the death of Alhaji Hassan Kolos as an immeasurable loss to the media industry, in Niger State and Nigeria as a whole.
They said late Hassan Kolos was a committed personality, whose contributions to the development of the state would not be easily forgotten.