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Buhari reacts as Governor Bello of Kogi loses step-mother

- The step-mother of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, Madam Rekiya Momoh, has been reported dead

- Following the sad incident, President Muhammadu Buhari sent his condolences to the bereaved governor

- President Buhari also prayed for the soul of the departed and called on God to comfort the grieving families

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Madam Rekiya Momoh, the step-mother of Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello.

In a statement issued by Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the presidency on media and publicity on Tuesday, August 13, President Buhari sent his condolences to the bereaved governor, PM News reports.

President Buhari, in the statement, wished peace for the departed and prayed to Allah to grant the grieving families the fortitude to bear the loss.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Bello had commiserated with the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye, over the death of his mother, Deaconess Comfort Melaye whose death was announced on Thursday, May 2.

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In a condolence message to the senator, Governor Bello described the news of Deaconess Melaye's death as “a rude shock and great loss not only to Kogi state but Nigeria in general, given her invaluable contributions to the cause of humanity.”

The condolence message which was signed by the governor was made available to Legit.ng by his chief press secretary, Onogwu Muhammed.

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