President Buhari mourns with minister of sports Solomon Dalung

President Buhari mourns with minister of sports Solomon Dalung

- President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with Solomon Dalung, the minister of youth and sports, on the death of his wife

- The president in a statement prayed God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest, promising his support to the family of Dalung in their moment of grief

- Mrs. Dalung died after a brief illness in the early hours of Sunday, January 29

President Buhari mourns with minister of sports Solomon Dalung

President Buhari mourns with minister of sports Solomon Dalung

Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Solomon Dalung, the minister of youth and sports, on the death of his first wife, Briskila Dalung.

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In a statement issued by Nneka Anibeze, the media aide to Dalung on his Facebook page, said President Buhari telephoned Dalung on Monday night, January 30, from London where he is currently on vacation.

Read the full statement below:

"President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung on the death of his wife, Mrs. Briskila Dalung who died after a brief illness in the early hours of January 29, 2017 in Jos.

In a telephone call made to Barrister Dalung by the President on Monday night from London where he is currently on a short vacation, he prayed God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.

President Buhari regretted the death of Mrs Dalung which came at such an unripe age and prayed that God will forgive her sins and give the family she left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.

The President promised his unflinching support to the family of Dalung in their moment of grief.

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Mrs Dalung is survived by her husband and 5 children."

Mrs. Dalung died after a brief illness in the early hours of January 29, 2017 and has been buried in Jos.

The minister announced the demise of his wife via his official Facebook saying it is a huge loss that he could barely continue.

Source: Sports.naija.ng

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