President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshall Al-Amin Daggash (rtd), on the death of Hajiya Binta Daggash, his wife.
The president, in a condolence message to the retired military chief, his family and the government and people of Borno State, prayed for the repose of her soul.
Buhari, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, said, “In such times of grief, words seldom do justice. She will be remembered for being an amiable, helpful and very selfless person.”
The presidential spokesman said the deceased, who was a graduate of guidance and counselling and a teacher by training, left behind her aged mother, seven siblings, five children and eight grandchildren.
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“Among the siblings are Malam Sule Umar, a Kano-based documentary and filmmaker, and Hajiya Aisha Umar Yusuf, wife of the publisher of Daily Trust and President, Nigerian Press Organisation (NPO), Malam Kabiru Yusuf.
“As the former president of the Defence Officers Wives Association (DEFOWA), Hajiya Daggash, did her best in promoting the welfare and interests of the families of officers and men in the three arms of the military,” the statement added.