From AKIN ALOFETEKUN, Minna
The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has joined millions of Nigerians to condole former Head of State and presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), General Muhammadu Buhari over the death of his daughter, Zulaihat.
Chairman of the forum and Governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Danladi Ndayebo, urged General Buhari to be consoled by the fact that it is only God that gives and takes life whenever He pleases.
The forum enjoined the former military leader and members of his family to be encouraged by the fact that although his late daughter died at a relatively young age, she lived an inspiring and a fulfilled life. The statement said life was not about how long people lived, but how people impact positively on the environment around them. “Though Zulaihat lived a short life, she brought change to her immediate family, her community, and all those she met, especially women and children,” the statement said.
The forum urged Buhari to take solace in the fact that no living soul shall escape death, describing it as a necessary end that would come when it would. It said the best tribute that the CPC leader can pay to his late daughter is to sustain her good deed of touching lives of the weak and the poor. The forum prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and the family, especially her husband and her children the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.