Nigerians mourn as Veteran NTA Newscaster Aisha Bello dies in Abuja

Nigerians have mourned the passing on of a veteran newscaster with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Aisha Bello Mustapha.


According to reports, the broadcaster died in the early hours of Monday, December 11, 2023, at a hospital in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).


Aisha Bello was a former General Manager of NTA Parliament and a prominent newscaster on NTA Network between the 90s and 20s. Her career spanned 35 years before she retired from active service in May 2022.


Her impactful career in broadcasting came to a close when she retired from active service in May 2022.


The family’s statement, conveying the heartbreaking news, stated, “Innalilahi wa inna Alaihin Rajiun. May Allah forgive our Mother Hajia Aishat Bello Mustapha. Mama, indeed, you are a very kind-hearted person. We will miss you and hope you are enjoying Rahma.


“The Funeral Prayer is scheduled to take place at the central mosque in Abuja at 1 pm on Monday, 11th December 2023. May her soul rest in peace.


Following the news, Nigerians on major social media platforms described Aisha as a professional and model broadcaster.


@ijwavesmee wrote: “O dear! I still remember her as a child. Not only was her voice golden, but she was exceptionally beautiful. Rest on Ma.”


@Nkunkumehn said: “Rest in peace, Aisha Bello. The streets will never forget your work rate.”


@therealdaddymo wrote: “Rest in peace, Aisha Bello. One of the most striking and recognizable faces on the NTA News back in the day. Such class. Such professionalism. May God comfort your family and loved ones 🕊️🕊️🙏🏾💔”!




@sweettreats_byprincess reacted, “Omg…She made me want to be a newscaster in the early 90s. May her soul RIP.”


CFC_MC wrote, “AISHA BELLO, I can remember her during NTA days along with Chris Sober. . May her soul rest in peace. So sad right now.”


@OGBdeyforyou wrote: “Rest in Peace Aisha Bello🕊️… The street will never forget you.”


@__communicator_ said: “NTA News: “Welcome to the Network News at 9. I am Aisha Bello Mustapha, and here with me is Cyril Stober.” Rest in peace, ma’am ❤️”


@firstladyship reacted: “Aisha Bello Mustapha, the veteran broadcaster at the NTA, has passed. This is very sad news for Nigeria, she was one of the Golden Voices of broadcasting.

May her soul Rest In Peace. 🕊️”


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