President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his family on the death their matriarch, Alhaja Abibat Mogaji on Saturday.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati on Sunday, the President expressed his sincere condolences on behalf of himself, his family and the Federal Government to the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) national leader just as he noted that Alhaja Abibat passed on at the grand old age of 96.
According to the statement, “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.”
Jonathan noted 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.
The President added that her acclaimed persistence, well into old age, in defending the interests of the poor and underprivileged in society, will not be forgotten.
He prayed that God will grant Alhaja Abibat a well deserved rest from her earthly labours.