Niger governor mourns ex-CPS, Kolos

By Valentine Amanze

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has expressed shock over the death of a veteran journalist and administrator, Alhaji Mohammed Hassan Kolos.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mary Noel-Berje, the governor described Kolos, who was also a chief press secretary, as a dedicated personality, whose contributions towards the development of the state were germane to the state.

He said that though death was inevitable to humans, the late Kolos’ contributions and wealth of experience were still needed in the state especially in the media having been in the profession for decades.

The governor, however, 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.

His words: "The late Kolos was a committed personality. However, we cannot question Allah because He gives and takes whoever He wants; but our consolation is that he lived a fulfilled life as he impacted so many people. May Allah forgive him and accept him."

The deceased worked in all the state-owned-media sectors. He was among the people behind the establishment of Newsline Newspaper, and became its pioneer chief executive officer from 1986-1995.

The late Kolos also served as the general manager, Radio Niger; and sole administrator of Media Corporation, and also served as the chairman, Jama'a Forum.

He was the Chief Press Secretary to David Mark, the then Niger State Military Governor.

He died after a brief illness.

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