Ribadu mourns Timaus Mathias

Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, has expressed deep shock and sadness over the death of Timaus Mathias.

Timaus Mathias died on Friday after a prolonged battle with I’ll health in Yola at the age of 73.

Ribadu said the death of the ace broadcaster marked the end of an era in the pen pushing profession and left a deep cleavage that will be difficult to fill.

“The death of the statesman marked the end of an era in the journalism profession because a man immense depth and profundity has fallen.

“He is a journalist of unquestionable integrity, moral high ground and inestimable standing who served the fatherland with passion and excellence.

“It will be difficult to find a man with a total grip of the journalism profession like Mathias being a complete encyclopedia of the profession.

“In his decades of activism, Mathias has given a good account of himself as an ace broadcaster, a fiery columnist, an erudite orator and a cerebral author. In my life time I have not seen a single journalist with the distinction, erudition and accomplishments of our own Mathias.

“May the gentle soul of this enigma rest in the Bossom of the lord,” Ribadu said.


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