President Bola Tinubu has condoled with Vice President Kashim Shettima over the death of his stepmother, Hajja Hauwa Kormi.
Late Kormi died on Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State after a protracted illness.
President Tinubu’s condolence message to the Vice President was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Thursday.
The funeral, which was held at the Shehuri North residence of the deceased, was attended by a federal government delegation, led by the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, who represented President Tinubu, according to The Nation.
Ribadu delivered President Tinubu’s condolence message and offered prayers for the deceased.
“We are here on behalf of the President to condole with our brother and leader, His Excellency, the Vice-President over this loss.
“The President is not in the country, but he directed that we should come and extend his own condolence and that of the government and the people of Nigeria over this loss. It is a collective mourning, and we join the family in prayers for her soul,” the NSA said.
She was survived by five children, stepchildren and many grandchildren.