- Aisha Buhari has lost one of her staff members named Sani Yekini
- The first lady said Yekini died on Wednesday after battling with diabetes
- Ms Buhari who described the deceased as a very committed, dedicated and courageous staff prayed to God to grant him paradise and condoled his family
Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has announced the death of one of her staff, Sani Yekini, on Wednesday night, June 10.
Ms Buhari made the announcement via her personal Twitter handle. According to the first lady, Yekini worked as a protocol officer in her office for four years.
Legit.ng gathers that Yekini's death was due to diabetes.
Ms Buhari who described the deceased as a very committed, dedicated and courageous staff prayed to God to grant him paradise and condoled his family.
Her tweet read: "Inna lillahi wa Inna ilaihi Rajiun.
"On behalf of my family and entire staff of my office, I wish to condole the family of Mr Sani Yekini a protocol officer in my office who died earlier today.
"May Allah grant him Jannatul Firdaus.
"Mr Yekini served in my office for 4 years, he was down with diabetes and lost the battle today.
"He was a very committed, dedicated and courageous staff.
"May God grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss."
In a related development, Warrant Officer Lawal Mato, one of the personal bodyguards of President Muhammadu Buhari died on Tuesday, April 21, after struggling with diabetes.
The presidency in a statement through, Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesperson, disclosed that the deceased who had been off full duty for three years was treating diabetes.
Mato was said to be part of a team that former president, Umaru Musa Yar’adua, restored to President Buhari as personal security.
The presidency said the officer had been working with Buhari for many years before he won the 2015 elections.
According to the presidency, Buhari described the late officer as a very thorough trustworthy and dependable soldier who carried out his duty with diligence and focus.
“President Buhari prayed that Allah will ease his passage to paradise and grant his family, government and people of Jigawa State, the fortitude to bear the loss,” the presidency said.
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