President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, November 29, commiserated with family, friends and professional colleagues of veteran journalist and renowned social commentator, Abdulkarim Albashir, who died on Monday.

 The condolences was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said he joined the government and people of Kaduna State, where he lived, Adamawa his place of birth and the Nigerian Union of Journalists in mourning the loss of “the brilliant broadcaster and writer, who used his talent to promote the cause of the poor and the helpless.”

The President commended the fearlessness and forthrightness of Abdulkarim’s columns in tackling social ills, noting that the years he spent in the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and as Editor-In-Chief of the Democrat Newspapers were most historical and remarkable in developmental journalism.

“As the veteran journalist goes home, President Buhari believes his legacy of giving ‘‘voice to the voiceless’’ will be long remembered.

“The President prays that the almighty God will grant the deceased eternal rest, and comfort his family,” the statement read.