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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has joined several dignitaries across
to mourn the death of Hajia Mariam Abubakar, wife of the acting Inspector
General of Police.
Hajia Mariam Abubakar died early Monday morning following an
In a condolence message to the family, President Jonathan described
Hajia Mariam’s death as “sad, painful and untimely” especially at this
time that her husband needed her moral and emotional support as he
confronts the challenge of ensuring national security in his new post.
President Jonathan who lauded Hajia Mariam’s great concern for the
welfare of the less privileged in the society particularly orphans, also
noted her several charity works even before she assumed her last
position as President of the Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA).
The President on behalf of the Federal Government prayed Almighty Allah
to grant the soul of Hajia Mariam eternal rest and grant her husband and
family the strength to bear the irreplaceable loss.
President Jonathan has sent a four-man Federal Government delegation
led by the Minister of Police Affairs, Caleb Olubolade to attend the burial
and sympathise with the IGP and his family. Others members of the team
are the Minister of Mines and Steel, Musa Mohammed Sada; the Minister
of Labour and Productivity, Emeka Wogu and the Head of the Civil
Service of the Federation, Isa Bello Sali.
Hajia was interred on Monday afternoon according Islamic injunctions.
President mourns wife of IGP Abubakar
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012