FASHOLA'S FATHER'S DEATH: President Jonathan Sends His Condolences
President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his condolences over the death of Governor Babatunde Fashola’s father who died yesterday.
The elder Fashola, Ibrahim Ademola Fashola died at the age of 79 after a brief illness.
Read excerpts of the president’s message below:
On behalf of himself, his family, the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan conveys sincere condolences to Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on the death of his father, Pa Ibrahim Ademola Fashola earlier today in Lagos.
As they mourn Pa Fashola, President Jonathan urges Governor Fashola, his family and people of Lagos State to give thanks to God Almighty for the octogenarian’s very exemplary and accomplished life.
The President urges to them to be comforted by the knowledge that Pa Fashola is returning to his Creator as a very blessed and fulfilled man who lived to see his son become a two-term Governor of one of Nigeria’s most populous and vibrant states.
President Jonathan joins Governor Fashola, members of his family and the people of Lagos in praying that God Almighty will grant Pa Fashola peaceful and eternal rest from his labours on earth.