Buhari Mourns as Top Former Northern Governor Loses Wife

Buhari Mourns as Top Former Northern Governor Loses Wife

  • The death of Hajiya Atika, the wife of a former governor of Sokoto state has thrown the president into a state of mourning
  • President Muhammadu Buhari in condoling with the former governor and lawmaker said such a loss is difficult to handle
  • The president also prayed for the repose of the soul of Hajiya Atika and comfort for Senator Wamakko and his entire family

The former governor of Sokoto state, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, has lost his wife, Hajiya Atika.

In a condolence message to the lawmaker who also represents Sokoto North Senatorial District, President Muhammadu Buhari extended his sympathy to Wamakko's family.

The message released by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said Buhari received the death of Hajiya Atika with a heavy heart.

Aliyu Wamkkao, Muhammadu Buhari, Sokoto state, lawmaker, PDP, APC Hajiya Atika
President Buhari has condoled with Senator Wamakko and his family over the death of his wife. Photo: Aliyu Wamakko, Muhammadu Buhari
Source: Facebook

A significant part of Senator Wamakko's life is gone

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Also describing Hajiya Atika as a woman who was a significant part of the former governor's life, President Buhari said such pain is difficult to handle.

His words:

“The loss of a woman who was a significant part of your life, being the mother of your children, is particularly a deep pain to handle.”

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The former executive governor of Sokoto state, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, has urged Nigerians hopeful.

Senator Wamakko in his Independence Day message urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the stability of the country.

He stated that the current challenge of the country is only a phase and that it will all soon become history.

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Meanwhile, Aisha Buhari, the First Lady of Nigeria had earlier appealed to Nigerians to forgive the present administration for the economic hardship the country is facing.

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The First Lady said that there is a need for all citizens from every walk of life to join hands to ensure the country gets out of the challenges.

According to Aisha, the current economic woes of the country can be seen affecting various sectors of the economy including health, education, and many others.

Source: Legit.ng

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