President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a letter of condolence to the Emir of Ilorin, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, following the loss of his mother Alhaja Aishat Nma Zulkarnaini-Gambari.
This was disclosed in a statement sent to The DEFENDER by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, stating that the condolence was sent via a letter to the Ilorin Emirate President on Saturday.
In the letter which was delivered by a government delegation led by the Chief of Staff, Abba Kari, President Buhari expressed his sympathies and that of the nation to the Emir, the Kwara State Government and people of the Ilorin Emirate over the loss of the very kind and generous person that was the deceased.
He noted that Aishat’s love and kindness had transcended the palace walls, reaching the poor and underprivileged.
The delegation, which was accompanied to the Emir’s palace by the Kwara State Governor, AbduRahman AbdulRazaq also included the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Sarki Abba, the Permanent Secretary, State House Jalal Arabi and the State Chief of Protocol, Ambassador Lawal Kazaure.
The Emir expressed his gratitude and appreciation for President Buhari’s empathy with the palace and the entire State as they mourned the passing of the great community leader and his mother.
He prayed for Allah’s support and guidance for the President as he begins his second term of office.