President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolence messages to former Minister of Education, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, over the death of her mother.
The President admonished the former Minister, her family as well as the relatives and associates of the late Mrs. Cecilia Nwayiaka Ujubuonu, to take solace in the fact that she lived a life of devotion to God and service to mankind.
According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the President prayed that God comforted the mourning.
“President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with former Minister of Education, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, and her entire family over the passing of her mom, Mrs. Cecilia Nwayiaka Ujubuonu.
“The President urges Ezekwesili, her family and all associates of the late mom, to find strength in the good works of Mrs Ujubuonu, whose testimony of reverence for God, and service to humanity continues to resonate.
“President Buhari condoles with the grandchildren of the late businesswoman, and members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, knowing they will particularly miss her counsel and guidance, garnered from years of working hard to raise a disciplined and focused family.
“As the family mourns, the President prays that the almighty God will comfort them, and grant peaceful rest to the soul of the departed”, the statement said.