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Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has described the death of Mr. Adi Bala Agyo as painful and a sad moment for journalism in Taraba state as well as the entire country. He said Adi Bala’s home going came at a time his services were most needed.

Adi Bala, a consummate news man died Tuesday, battling ill-health. The governor had visited a hospitalized Adi Bala in Jalingo recently. Bala was eventually referred to an Abuja hospital before his demise.

In a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Emmanuel Bello, Governor Ishaku said Bala was a vibrant journalist who gave his best to the profession through out his public service.

He said,

“I had taken a keen interest in Adi Bala’s sterling career spanning decades. He was a thorough professional who always insisted on balancing his reports. A team player, he was a mentor to many aspiring journalist. A good manager of men and resources, Adi Bala contributed immensely to the work we are currently doing at the TTV to digitize its operations. He is also a real news man who ensure on focusing on the important issues. As a family man, He was a loving father and a good husband. He is a great citizen and we shall all miss him.”

Condoling with the Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ), Governor Ishaku, reiterated his determination to look into the welfare of practitioners, urging journalists to continue with the legacies of the late Bala especially in the areas of transparency and professionalism.