The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has condoled with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Tukur Buratai, over the demise of his mother, Hajiya Hauwa Yusuf Buratai.
NGF condoles Buratai, late Dr. Nadama families
From Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Mr. Simon Bako Lalong, in a condolence message described the death of Hajiya Hauwa Buratai as a great loss to her family, Borno State and the nation in general.
A statement was signed and issued to our correspondent in Jos on Thursday by the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the governor, Dr. Makut Simon Machan.
“We share in this painful loss and deeply commiserate with the Chief of Army Staff who has devoted his career and energy to the fight against terrorism, banditry as well as other crimes that threaten Nigeria’s territorial integrity.
“We pray that the Almighty God will grant the soul of the departed matriarch eternal rest and comfort the family,” Buratai said in the statement.
Similarly, the forum has also condoled with the government and people of Sokoto and Zamfara States over the death of the former civilian governor of the old Sokoto State, Dr. Garba Nadama.
The chairman expressed sadness over the death of Dr. Nadama, who he said was not only a great historian, but remained a major source of inspiration and institutional capacity building for governance in the country.