Jonathan mourns Bola Tinubu’s mother

Posted by News Express | 16 June 2013 | 5,451 times

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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has commiserated with opposition leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and his family on the death of their famed matriarch, Alhaja Abibat Mogaji.

The Nigerian leader described the late market leader and grassroots political mobiliser who died yesterday aged 96 as someone who “will be long remembered and honoured.”

According to Jonathan’s Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, “The President joins Asiwaju Tinubu, his family, the people of Lagos and the many Nigerians whose lives were touched in positive ways by Alhaja Abibat’s activism over the years in mourning the late President-General of the Association of Nigerian Market Women and Men.

“He also joins them in giving thanks to God Almighty for Alhaja Abibat’s long and very fulfilled life in the course of which she developed a great personal followership and contributed immensely to communal, societal and national development.

“President Jonathan believes that the highly revered and respected market leader, businesswoman, political activist and philanthropist will be long remembered and honoured in Lagos and across the country for her indefatigable championship of the cause of market women and men as well as for her acclaimed persistence, well into old age, in defending the interests of the poor and underprivileged in society.

“He prays that God Almighty will grant Alhaja Abibat a well deserved rest from her earthly labours.”

•Photo shows late Abibat Mogaji.

Source: News Express

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