First Lady’s delegation condoles with VON Director General

Timothy Choji, Abuja

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Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari at the weekend sent a delegation to Enugu State, South-East Nigeria, to condole with a prominent son of the State and Director General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, following the death of his wife, the late Tina Okechukwu.

In a message to the bereaved family, and to the Government and people of the state, the First Lady, through the leader of the delegation, the Director General of National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Mary Eta expressed sadness over the loss of a valued citizen and the matriarch of the Okechukwu family.

The First Lady said Mrs. Okechukwu will be missed by many “for her compassionate side, helping fellow countrymen and women in distress anywhere she came across them.”

She prayed to God Almighty to repose the soul of the deceased and grant fortitude to her beloved family members and friends to bear the loss.

In his remarks, the DG VON, Mr Osita Okechukwu thanked the First Lady for sending the condolence team and prayed for their safe return back home.

The Special Assistant to the First Lady on Media and Publicity, Aliyu Abdullahi in a statement, said the delegation also included Zainab Kassim, the Special Assistant to the First Lady on family, relatives of the First Lady and management staff of the Future Assured programme.

Omolayo.A