Farewell to a Media Luminary: Mato Adamu’s Passing Leaves Void in Journalism

Passing of an Esteemed Journalist: Mato Adamu’s Demise


The journalistic community mourns the loss of Mato Adamu, a highly respected figure known for his significant contributions as a broadcaster and journalist at the BBC Hausa Service.

Adamu passed away on a Friday evening at the Specialists Hospital in Gombe.

The cause of his death was attributed to a brief illness that struck him.

A Life Remembered: Adamu’s Journey and Age


Mato Adamu’s journey in journalism spanned decades, with his legacy leaving an indelible mark.

His time on this Earth concluded at the age of 60. Originating from the Dambam Local Government Area of Bauchi State, he carved his path in the world of media and communication.

Professional Footprints: From BBC to Freelance Ventures

While Adamu hailed from Bauchi State, he was based in Gombe State, where he undertook the role of a media consultant.

Following his tenure with the BBC Hausa Service, he transitioned into freelancing, lending his expertise to esteemed international media organizations, including Reuters.


His experience and insights enriched the field of journalism and storytelling.

Diverse Engagements: NOA Director and Media Consultant

Adamu’s journey extended beyond journalism into public service and consultation.

He took on the role of the state Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Gombe State.

Additionally, he briefly served as the Chief Media Consultant to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State during the governor’s initial term.


Final Farewell: Funeral Arrangements and Surviving Loved Ones

The final farewell for Mato Adamu was scheduled to take place on Saturday at 11 am at the Specialists Hospital in Gombe.

As his life was celebrated and his legacy honored, his memory lives on through his wife and children, who are left to carry forward the legacy he established in both the realm of journalism and beyond.

This chapter marks the end of a remarkable journey that touched countless lives and shaped the landscape of journalism and media in Nigeria.


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