On behalf of himself and the Federal Government, President Goolduck Ebele Jonathan conveys sincere condolences to Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State on the passing away of his father, Alhaji Shehu Shema today at the National Hospital in Abuja.
As the Governor and members of his family mourn their father who was an accomplished farmer and notable community leader, President Jonathan urges them to also give thanks to Almighty Allah for Alhaji Shehu’s long and fulfilled life.
The President believes that in passing on at the grand old age of 86, Alhaji Shehu will return to his Maker in peace and contentment having produced worthy offspring such as Governor Shema who will proudly carry on his legacy of worthy and selfless service to their community, state and nation.
President Jonathan joins Governor Shema and his family in praying that Almighty Allah will receive his late father’s soul and grant him eternal rest in Paradise.
Reuben Abati , Special Adviser to the President, (Media & Publicity)