The remains of the Chairman of the Leadership newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah, were on Monday laid to rest at the Gudu cemetery in Abuja.
The solemn event which was attended by family members, friends, some business associates and staff of the late entrepreneur, was in line with the Federal Government’s restriction on public gatherings.
The Archbishop of Abuja-based Supernatural Love Ministry, Dr Calvin Antoza, who presided over the funeral service, said death is a reality that will happen to everybody.
While praying for the family and the soul of Nda-Isaiah, the cleric reminded those present that every human was made from the dust and shall return to dust.
He said, “I know this year has been a tough one for many people; pandemic has been ravaging all over the world but our God has always given us an assurances when we trust in him and we rely on him, he will help us to navigate through the difficulties of life and even overcome some of these things that happen to us.”
Antoza was assisted by Bishops Edwin Jarumai and Habu Dawaki, all of the Supernatural Love Ministry, while Rev George Moses offered the closing prayer.
The funeral was also attended by a former Minister of Agriculture and Chairman of the Arewa Cosultative Forum, Chief Audu Ogbeh; representative of the Chief of Army Staff/Chief of Military-Civil Affairs, Maj. Gen. Bature; Chairman, TACK Agro and Chemicals, Mr Thomas Etuh; and the national coordinator, Initiative for Peoples Rebirth, Maj. Gen. Henry Ayoola (retd), among others.
Nda-Isaiah, 58, who died on December 11, 2020, after a brief illness, was a pharmacist, entrepreneur, media mogul and politician whose demise has drawn an outpouring of grief across the country and abroad.
Speaking in an interview, Ogbeh stated that prior to Nda-Isaiah’s death, he was going into big projects in agriculture and pharmaceutical industry.
He stated, “Sam Nda-Isaiah had big ideas. He was even particularly interested in agriculture which I’m interested in as well and he was going into big projects in agriculture and he was also going into a major project in pharmacy and generic drug.”