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Buhari phones Gowon, condoles with him on death of sister


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday commiserated with former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, over the passing away of his younger sister, Kande Martha Audu.

The president, who called from London, extended his deepest condolences to Gowon, a retired army general, and his family.

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A statement by Mr Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, urged 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,” Mr Buhari said.

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He also prayed that God will comfort the grieving family and grant rest to the soul of Mrs. Audu.

Mr Gowon, who thanked Mr 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.

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