President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday telephoned the Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, to commiserate with him on the death of his mother, Ma Saratu Aregbesola.
The President, who is on medical vacation in London, described the deceased as “a great woman who was a pillar of discipline to her children”.
According to an Aso Rock statement, Buhari said the matriarch of the Aregbesola family deserved great honour for “the sacrifices she made to bring up her children on the path of sound moral character and commitment to good reputation”.
He noted that the governor’s mother contributed immeasurably to the building of a respectable pedigree for her family by raising disciplined and humble children like Governor Aregbesola.
He prayed that Allah would bless her soul and reward all her good deeds with paradise, and also comfort the family she left behind, added the statement issued by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu.