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Buhari orders presidential jet to convey body of late Prime Minister’s wife from Lagos

Buhari orders presidential jet to convey body of late Prime Minister’s wife from Lagos

President Muhammadu  Buhari has directed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, to make an aircraft from the Presidential fleet available for the evacuation of the remains of Hajiya Jummai Tafawa Balewa, the late Prime Minister’s wife from Lagos where she died in a private hospital, to Bauchi where her burial events will take place on Monday October 28th.

The directive was contained in a condolence message on Sunday, signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in which President Buhari prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased.

“It was with the deepest sense of sorrow that I have learnt of the tragic demise of Hajiya Jummai Tafawa Balewa. In her sad demise, Nigeria has lost an outstanding political figure, who was passionately committed to the cause of the family and the legacies of her late husband.

I convey my heartfelt condolences to members of the bereaved family, the government and people of Bauchi State and the entire people of our dear country. May Allah repose her soul.”

Garba Shehu added that “President Buhari has directed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, to make an aircraft from the Presidential fleet available for the evacuation of the remains of the late Prime Minister’s wife from Lagos where she died in a private hospital, to Bauchi where her burial events will take place tomorrow, Monday October 28th.”

 

 

 

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