The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday, expressed his condolences to the former Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Major General Jonathan Garba (retd.), over the death of his mother, Theresa Garba.
The President’s condolence message was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
According to the statement, which was titled, ‘President Buhari condoles with Gen. Jonathan India Garba over mother’s demise,’ the President described Mrs Garba as a great mother and a pillar of strength.
Buhari said, “I have received the news of the passing of your dear mother with profound shock and grief. I know what it feels to lose a mother. A mother is our pillar of strength; she gives us a shoulder to cry on and supports us in our difficult times.”
According to the President, General India is lucky to have been brought into the world by “such a great mother and an active church member, who became a moral fountain of inspiration to her children.”
He prayed God grant the bereaved general the fortitude to bear the loss.