Buhari extols virtues of Yahaya Bello’s mum

Buhari and Bello

At the third day Firdau prayers for Hajiya Hauwa’u Ozoho, the late mother of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the governor to always remember the courage and indelible contribution of his mother to his life and the community.


In a letter he signed and delivered by a delegation led by Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff at the Bello family compound in Okene on Tuesday, President Buhari said, “Your mother will be remembered for her unwavering support and encouragement to you. Her wise counsel to you in the course of service to your people will not be easily forgotten. Her demise has created a vacuum which will be difficult to fill.


“I enjoin Your Excellency to draw inspiration from the fact that she lived a fulfilled life. She lived to witness your leadership and achievements as the Executive Governor of Kogi State in the last four years.


“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Nigeria, I commiserate with Your Excellency, the entire members of you family and the people of Kogi State.”


Members of the President’s delegation included the Minister of Special Duties, Senator George Akume, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of State, FCT Dr. Ramatu Tijjani, the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubair Dada and the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.



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