All you need to know about Late Wada Maida
In June 2019, Maida was elected to the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom.
The election was conducted at the last IPI World Congress in Geneva, Switzerland.
Late Maida attended Rafindadi Primary School, 1958 – 63; Government College, Katsina, 1964-68; London School of Journalism, 1970; Nigerian Institute of Journalism, 1971-72; Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, 1972-73; Aberdeen College of Technology, UK, 1975-77 and Pacific Western University, 1991.
He worked as Information Officer, Press, Kaduna State Ministry of Information, 1971-78; Editor, News Agency of Nigeria, 1978; Zonal Editor, 1978-81; Foreign Correspondent, 1981-84; Chief Press Secretary to Head of Federal Military Government and commander-in-Chief, 1984-85.
Between 1985 and 1994, he was Editor-in-Chief, News Agency of Nigeria before he became the managing director of the media outfit.