Former President Goodluck Jonathan has condoled with Anambra State
Governor, Chief Willie Obiano over the passing of his mother Mrs
Christiana Obiano who died at the age of 90.
Similarly, the ex-President also commiserated with the former minister
of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro whose mother Alhaja Wasilat
Obanikoro, died last Saturday at the age of 95.
A statement by Jonathan’s media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, said that the
ex-President conveyed his condolences in separate letters to the
families of Obiano and Obanikoro.
While commiserating with Governor Obiano, the ex-President urged him
to be consoled by the fact that his late mother led a good life having
excelled in “commerce, discipline and godly devotion.”
He said further: “On behalf of my family, I convey our deepest
sympathy over the passage to eternal glory of your dear mother, Mrs
The pain of the death of a loved one is always difficult to bear. That
of a mother becomes even more challenging, because of the unique
position they occupy in our lives.
“Mothers are special beings whose invaluable roles in moulding lives,
go a long way in determining our personal fortunes and the fate of our
“No doubt, the demise of your dear mother would have created a vacuum
in your heart, and in the hearts of all those whose lives she
In his message to Obanikoro over the death of his mother, Jonathan
said: “By her passage to eternal glory, your family has lost a
dedicated mother; a dependable matriarch whose exemplary dexterity in
shaping destinies reflects in the reputable lives of your family
“May Almighty God grant her soul eternal rest, and bless you with the
fortitude to cope with the pain of this irreparable loss.”