President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has written to commiserate with His Royal Highness, the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar on the death of his mother, Hajia Goggo Bantigi Abubakar.
“On behalf of my family, the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I wish to express our deepest condolences to Your Highness, members of your family, and the entire people of the Nupe Kingdom at this time,” President Jonathan wrote.
The President said that Hajia Goggo who passed on at the age of 83 “will be sorely missed for the positive leadership and matriarchal role played in the lives of all who were fortunate to have had their paths cross hers in the course of her life”.
“The worthy essence of her richly fulfilled life should be an enduring source of inspiration to you and the family,” he added.
President Jonathan prayed that Almighty God will grant Hajia Goggo’s soul eternal rest and imbue the Etsu Nupe with the requisite strength and wisdom to cope with “this very painful loss”.