8 December 2012

Nigeria: Buhari's Grand-Daughter Named After Late Mum

To keep the memories of his late wife alive, Captain Junaidu Abdullahi, General Muhammadu Buhari's son-in-law, has named their newborn daughter after Zulaihatu.

Zulaihatu died following complications from childbirth in Kaduna last week. The late Zulaihatu was also named after Buhari's mother.

Speaking with LEADERSHIP WEEKEND in Kaduna, Captain Abdullahi, who said the baby took after her late mother, added, "I will never forget that day in my life. It is a great loss, but Allah wanted her more than anyone else. It is only time that can probably heal my heart; I really missed her."

Speaking further, he said: "Although I have another wife, Zainab, who has four children, and another two boys from my divorced wife, Umma, the death of Zulai is a huge blow. I really feel incomplete without Zulaihatu."

While expressing appreciation to those who had sympathised with the family over the incident, Abdullahi prayed that Allah grants her Aljannah Firdausi.

Meanwhile, Alhaji Umaru Dikko, former minister of finance, who also condoled with Gen. Buhari and the family, described Zulaihatu's death as a great loss, and prayed that Allah would grant her eternal rest.

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