Mansir Lawal: One year after exit of an Icon
By Engr Jamil Ahmad
Today is exactly one year that Governor Dankwambo of Gombe State lost his senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Mansur Lawal
Mansur, a dedicated and diligent worker was both creative and brilliant. A friendly media man and image-maker, he was the only journalist that build very cordial relationship with three Gombe governors at different moments in the history of the Savannah State. A linguistics graduate of the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Mansur has created a niche for himself in the journalism arena and his rise through the ranks since his days at the New Nigerian was with a form of supersonic speed.
The late Mansur Lawal battled poor health for quite some time. His condition worsened the end of 2013. He breathed his last at the Primus Hospital in Abuja.
54 -year old Lawal left behind two wives, Halima Yusuf and Aishatu Ibrahim and nine children.
The late journalist was buried at his hometown on September 27, 2014.
Given the chance I would ask that something should be done to immortalize the man Mansur Lawal.