As condolence messages continue to pour in for former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari over the death of his father-in-law, Alhaji Halilu Ahmed Chiroma, the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has joined several Nigerians to commiserate with the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain.
Chairman of the forum and Governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu described Alhaji Halilu’s exit as painful, especially that it is coming at a difficult time in our national life when his parental support and guidance are most needed.
In a condolence message signed by Governor Aliyu’s Chief Press Secretary, Danladi Ndayebo, the forum urged General Buhari to be consoled by the fact that “from God we are, and unto Him we all shall return.”
The statement urged the former presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) not to be discouraged by his in-law’s death, but should contribute to the development of the country.
The statement prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and members of his family, especially General Buhari’s wife, Hajiya Aisha Halilu-Buhari the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.