President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday sent his condolence to the Chairman of ThisDay Newspapers and Arise Group of Companies, Nduka Obaigbena, over the demise of his mother, Margaret Obaigbena, at 88.
This was as he conveyed his heartfelt sympathies to the Royal Palace of the Obi of Owa Kingdom in Delta State.
Buhari’s condolence message is contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled ‘President Buhari condoles with ThisDay publisher, Nduka Obaigbena, over loss of mum.’
According to Adesina, “Buhari describes the late Princess Margaret as a pillar of strength for the family, an accomplished mother and revered community leader, whose absence will be felt far beyond her immediate environment.
“Noting that the demise of the Princess will create a great vacuum in the community, the President urges the family to take solace in the understanding that she lived her passion by caring for the distressed and disadvantaged.
He also eulogised her steadfast disposition to servicing mankind, beginning early in life and reaching the peak of the nursing profession, channelling her energy and resources to the realisation of lofty convictions.”
The President also condoled with the government and people of Edo and Delta States on the loss of the illustrious citizen who contributed immensely to the development of the two states.
“Her role as Special Adviser to three Governors of Delta State” he said, “will remain indelible in the annals of the State.”
Buhari, therefore, prayed that God Almighty grants her soul eternal rest.