President Muhammadu Buhari has described late Hajiya Fadimatu Ganduje, as a woman of virtue and vision, who brought up her children with a strong sense of public service.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Hajiya Fadimatu Ganduje, was the mother of Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje.
Mallam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President said President Buhari stated this in his condolence message.
The message was read on his behalf by a government delegation of ministers he sent to represent him at the burial ceremony of late Fatimatu at Ganduje village, near Kano, on Friday.
President Buhari said the deceased matriarch watched over the affairs of her household with care and diligence.
“She was a personification of humility and decency. Decency was one of her magnetic and inspiring virtues. Nigerian parents should emulate her sterling character in their conducts,” he added.
He prayed Allah to accept her good deeds and forgive her sins.
The President urged Gov. Ganduje, his family and the people of Kano State to bear the loss with fortitude.
The delegation was led by the Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau.
Other members of the delegation included the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami,SAN; the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu; the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Garba Shehu, among others.
Ganduje who spoke on behalf of the family after the funeral, said the people of Kano State would remain grateful to the President for his consistent identification with them in their moments of joy or sadness.