President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commiserated with the Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, over the passing away of his mother, Saratu Aregbesola.
The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this development in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday.
According to him, President Buhari, in a telephone conversation, expressed sympathy with the governor, describing his mother “as a great woman who was a pillar of discipline to her children”.
The President 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.’’
President Buhari noted that the deceased had contributed immeasurably to the building of a respectable pedigree for her family by raising disciplined and humble children like Gov. 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.
The octogenarian died on Tuesday, in Ilesa, her hometown, and had since been buried according to Islamic rites.