President Muhammadu Buhari has telephoned former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), from London over the passing away of his (Gowon’s) younger sister, Kande Martha Audu.
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement, said Buhari extended his deepest condolences to Gowon and his family, urging them to take solace in the fact that Mrs. Audu lived a worthy and exemplary life.
“Death is an inevitable end that must come to all mortals, and we must keep praying and working to ensure that we live a life that pleases our Creator and benefits humanity,” President Buhari said.
He also prayed that God will comfort the grieving family and grant rest to the soul of Mrs. Audu.
Gowon, the statement read, thanked President Buhari for the commiserations, assured him that he will not relent in praying for the unity and progress of the country, adding that Nigerians are also praying for the President’s quick recovery.
Buhari at the weekend called former president Olusegun Obasanjo to congratulate him on his birthday, the Kogi Governor, Yayaya Bello that he will soon be back home.
He had earlier spoke with governors of Kano Abdullahi Ganduje and Kebbi Abubakar Bagudu and Youth and Sports Minister Solomon Dalung to condole him over his wife’s death.