Jonathan commiserates with Buhari on daughter’s demise

Channels Television  
Updated December 1, 2012

President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with former Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) on the death of his eldest daughter, Zulaihatu yesterday.

In a condolence letter to General Buhari, President Jonathan prayed that God Almighty would comfort him, and grant him and members of his family succour from the pain of losing a beloved child who has been nurtured and raised to adulthood.

“I write to extend sincerest commiserations to you and your family on the death of your eldest daughter, Zulaihatu yesterday November 29th, 2012.

“I can well imagine the profound pain, sadness and sorrow brought upon you by the tragic loss of a beloved child whom you have nurtured and raised to adulthood.

My heart goes out to you as you mourn Zulaihatu. I pray that God Almighty comfort and grant you and your family succour at this very traumatic time for all who knew and loved her,” President Jonathan wrote.

The Former Head of State’s daughter Zulaihatu passed on Thursday evening at Nasara Hospital, Marafa Estate in Kaduna two days after giving birth to her daughter.

Zulaihatu aged 40 is survived by her husband Captain Mahmud Junaid and two kids.

Zulaihatu  was laid to rest on Thursday night in Kaduna according to Islamic rights.