Former President Goodluck Jonathan has condoled with Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, over the death of his mother, Mrs. Christiana Obiano, at the age of 90.
Jonathan also commiserated with the former Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro, whose mother, Alhaja Wasilat Obanikoro, died on Saturday at the age of 95.
In a statement issued on Monday by his media adviser, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, the former president said that he conveyed his condolences in separate letters to the families of Obiano and Obanikoro.
Jonathan urged Governor Obiano to be consoled by the fact that his late mother led a good life having excelled in “commerce, discipline and godly devotion.”
He said that “on behalf of my family, I convey our deepest sympathy over the passage to eternal glory of your dear mother, Mrs. Christiana Obiano.
“The pain of the death of a loved one is always difficult to bear. That of a mother becomes even more challenging, because of the unique position they occupy in our lives.
“Mothers are special beings whose invaluable roles in moulding lives, go a long way in determining our personal fortunes and the fate of our societies. No doubt, the demise of your dear mother would have created a vacuum in your heart, and in the hearts of all those whose lives she touched,” he said.
To Obanikoro, Jonathan said: “By her passage to eternal glory, your family has lost a dedicated mother; a dependable matriarch whose exemplary dexterity in shaping destinies reflects in the reputable lives of your family members.
“May Almighty God grant her soul eternal rest, and bless you with the fortitude to cope with the pain of this irreparable loss,” he said.