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Tinubu, Buhari, Gov Yusuf, Umahi condole with VP Shettima over passing of mother-in-law

President Bola Tinubu, Muhammadu Buhari, Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf and Minister of Works, Senator Dave Umahi have condoled with Vice President Kashim Shettima and his family over the passing of Hajiya Maryam Abubakar Albishir, who passed away on Sunday after a protracted illness at the age of 69.
Hajiya Maryam was the mother of the vice president’s wife, Hajiya Nana.
President Tinubu, in a statement by Ajuri Ngelale, described the passing of Hajiya Maryam as a painful loss.
“The president not only mourn the deceased but also celebrates her legacies of philanthropy and good virtues.
“While praying for the repose of the soul of the late Hajiya Maryam, President Tinubu urges the family to take solace in the remarkable life the departed matriarch lived,” said the statement.
Similarly, Governor Yusuf, in a statement by his spokesperson, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, described the late Hajiya Maryam as an obedient housewife who did her best in the upbringing of her family members, which included blood children, and other non-related people, that she helped in moulding their characters.
“We were shocked on hearing about the death of Hajiya Maryam Abubakar Albishir. The griefs over her death spread beyond her family, Kano State, but the entire nation
“Her death occurred when she was needed the most. People like her are very rare. She was a unique, friendly, respectful, family and community responsible leader whose death created a wide vacuum difficult to fill.”
The governor prayed to Almighty Allah to grant her soul eternal rest.
Former president, Muhammadu Buhari, has also express his deepest sympathies.
Buhari said the death of Hajiya Maryam, was extremely sad, adding that his thoughts and prayers were with the vice president and his family at this challenging time.
He prayed to Allah to grant the deceased eternal rest.
According to works minister, Albishir was a woman of high moral worth who worked devotedly in fostering national dialogue, social harmony, and mutual understanding in plural society.
“The nation will miss her, but our solace is in the values of her moral legacies, which impact future generations.
“While wishing her a peaceful rest, I assure the Vice President and the bereaved family of the deepest commiserations, esteemed regards and best wishes of my family, the management and staff of the Federal Ministry of Works” Umahi said.
The remains of Hajiya Maryam have been laid to rest in Kano following funeral prayers at her family residence.
The solemn event drew a large gathering of family members, friends and associates paying their final respects.
Among them were Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf; Acting Governor of Borno State, Umar Kadafur; Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari; and Minister of State for Steel Development, Uba Ahmadu.
National Assembly members, former Borno State governor, Ali Modu Sheriff and several former deputy governors of Borno State, were also in attendance at the funeral.

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