President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, March 5 called Nigeria again to commiserate with former military head of state General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) over the passing away of his younger sister Kande Martha Audu.
Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina confirmed this in a statement on Monday, March 6 afternoon.
He said: “The President, who called from London, extended his deepest condolences to General 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,” Adesina quoted President Buhari as telling Gowon.
He also prayed that God will comfort the grieving family and grant rest to the soul of Mrs. Audu.
General Gowon also thanked President Buhari for the commiserations and assured him that he will not relent in praying for the unity and progress of the country.
He added that Nigerians are also praying for the President’s quick recovery.
The call to Gown makes the third call the president made on Sunday alone.
Recall that Adesina confirmed the call to ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo on the occasion of his 80th birthday on Sunday while Kingsley Fanwo, the spokesperson to Kogi state governor Yahya Bello also confirmed a second call from Buhari same day.