The remains of Malam Wada Maida were buried at the Muslim section of the Gudu Cemetery in Abuja yesterday.

Malam Maida died on Monday aged 70.

He was buried after a funeral prayer led by the Chief Imam of Sheu Shagari Mosque, Area One, Abuja, Imam Rabiu Sheu Suleiman.

Until his death, Maida was the Chairman, Board of Directors of the News Agency of Nigeria, a member of the Executive Board of the International Press Institute, and also a shareholder of Media Trust Limited.

He also served as the Chief Press Secretary to Muhammadu Buhari when he was military Head of State in December 1983.

His funeral prayer and burial were attended by Katsina Governor, Aminu Bello Masari; the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika; the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu; Senator Kabir Barkiya, the chairman of the Board of Directors of Media Trust Limited (publishers of Daily Trust newspapers), Malam Kabiru Yusuf, among others.

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