- Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of Lady Evangelist Grace Bosede Akeredolu JP, the mother of Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu
- The president in a statement issued by his aide, Femi Adesina on Friday, urged the governor and his family to be strong and draw strength from the life lessons mama taught them
- Meanwhile, on Thursday, September 15, Governor Akeredolu announced the tragic news, noting his mother died in her sleep and has been receiving condolence visits from governors, family friends and notable leaders
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, September 16, condoled with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state and his family on the passing of their beloved mother, Grace Akeredolu.
Buhari urges Akeredolu and the family to be strong
He urged members of the Akeredolu family to draw strength from the life lessons taught by mama, the values of care and compassion she inculcated in them, and the sacrifices she made for her children to succeed in life.
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Buhari prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the departed and urged the family to hold fast to their faith and trust in God to guide them through this difficult period.
Amid mass resignation, former Nigerian minister dies
In another development, former Nigerian minister of communications, Olawale Adeniji Ige, has been confirmed dead. He was said to have died on Monday, May 9.
According to his daughter, Atinuke Olashore, in a statement announcing the development, Ige was the director-general of the ministry of communications prior to his being a minister in 1990, Guardian reports.
In 1992, the late octogenarian was appointed again to head the ministries of transport, aviation, and communications.
Late Ernest Shonekan’s Abeokuta Residence Calm as Nigerian Governor Mourns
The private residence of Chief Ernest Shonekan, located in Abeokuta, Ogun state is quiet following the announcement of his demise.
It was gathered that his residence located opposite Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) regional headquarters complex in Okelewo, Abeokuta, Ogun state, retains its pervasive serene and forlorn ambience.
The governor of Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun, had described Shonekan's death as a colossal loss to Nigeria.