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Tinubu commiserates with VP Shettima over stepmother’s death


Tinubu commiserates with VP Shettima over stepmother’s death

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has condoled with Vice-President Kashim Shettima over the death of his stepmother, Hajja Hauwa Ajja Kormi, who died on Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Neptune Prime reports that late Hajja Hauwa died after a protracted illness at the age of 69.

She is survived by five children, stepchildren, and many grandchildren.

According to a statement issued by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President, Media & Publicity, a funeral held at her Shehuri North residence on Thursday, was attended by a federal government delegation led by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, who represented President Tinubu.

Speaking after the funeral prayers, Ribadu delivered President Tinubu’s condolence message and offered prayers for the deceased.

“We are here on behalf of the President to condole with our brother and leader, His Excellency, the Vice-President over this loss.

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“The President is not in the country, but he directed that we should come and extend his own condolence and that of the government and the people of Nigeria over this loss. It is a collective mourning, and we join the family in prayers for her soul,” Ribadu said.

The delegation included, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Senator Abubakar Kyari; Minister of State for Steel Development, Alhaji Uba Maigari; Chairman of the National Hajj Commission, Alhaji Jalal Ahmed Arabi; Special Adviser to the President on General Duties (Office of the Vice-President), Dr. Aliyu Modibbo Umar, and Senior Special Assistant to the President on Print Media, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz.

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