This Day (Lagos)

30 November 2012

Nigeria: Jonathan Condoles Buhari Over Daughter's Death

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has commiserated with former Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) on the death of his eldest daughter, Zulaihatu Thurdday.

A statement by the President's media aide, Dr Reuben Abati said Jonathan in a condolence letter to General Buhari, prayed that God Almighty would comfort him, and grant him and members of his family succour from the pain of losing a beloved child who has been nurtured and raised to adulthood.

"I write to extend very sincere commiserations to you and your family on the death of your eldest daughter, Zulaihatu yesterday November 29th, 2012.

"I can well imagine the profound pain, sadness and sorrow brought upon you by the tragic loss of a beloved child whom you have nurtured and raised to adulthood.

"My heart goes out to you as you mourn Zulaihatu. I pray that God Almighty comforts you and grants you and your family succour at this very traumatic time for all who knew and loved her," President Jonathan wrote.

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