President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with former Minister of Defence, Gen. Aliyu Mohammed Gusau (retd), on the death of his wife, Hajiya Binta.
In a condolence message issued in Abuja on behalf of his family, the government and people of Nigeria, President Buhari said the death of Hajiya Binta came to him “as a great shock.”
A statement issued by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, quoted Buhari as saying: “A wife occupies an important place in a man’s life, a bond so strong that we treat our wives like our own flesh and blood.
“My heart goes out to General Gusau at this emotionally trying moment. Death is inevitable and we are powerless against the will of God. No tears can wipe away our grief, the best tribute to the dead is to pray for them.”
The President prayed Allah to comfort General Gusau and members of his family, and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.
“May the soul of Hajiya Binta rest in perfect peace, May Allah reward her good deeds with al-Jannah, Amen,” he said.