President Muhammadu Buhari has described late Hajiya Fadimatu Ganduje, mother of the Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as a woman of virtue and vision who brought up her children with a strong sense of public service.In a condolence message read on his behalf by a government delegation of ministers he sent to represent him at the burial ceremony at Ganduje village near Kano on Friday, President Buhari said the deceased matriarch watched over the affairs of her household with care and diligence.
“She was a personification of humility and decency. Decency was one of her magnetic and inspiring virtues. Nigerian parents should emulate her sterling character in their conducts,” the President said.
He prayed Allah to accept her good deeds and forgive her sins.
The President urged Governor Ganduje, his family and the people of Kano state to bear the loss with fortitude.
The delegation was led by the Minister Internal Affairs, Lt.Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau and it included the the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami,SAN, the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Garba Shehu.
Others in the delegation were the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, the Deputy National Chairman of the APC, Senator Lawal Shuaibu and a retired Military officer, Major-General Abdulmalik Jibrin.
In his remarks shortly after the funeral ceremony, Governor Ganduje who spoke on behalf of his bereaved brothers and sisters said that the people of Kano state would remain eternally grateful to the President for his consistent identification with them in their moments of joy or sadness.