Buhari mourns, sympathises with Ex-CDS over wife’s death


President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathized with a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshall Al-Amin Daggash (rtd), on the demise of Hajiya Binta Daggash, his wife.

The President, in a condolence message to the retired military chief, his family and the government and people of Borno State, joined in prayer for the repose of her soul.

Buhari, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, said: “In such times of grief, words seldom do justice. She will be remembered for being an amiable, helpful and very selfless person.”

The presidential spokesman said the deceased who was a graduate of guidance and counselling and a teacher by training left behind her aged mother, seven siblings, five children and eight grandchildren.

“Among the siblings are Malam Sule Umar, a Kano-based documentary and film maker and Mrs. Aisha Umar Yusuf, wife of the publisher of Daily Trust and President, Nigerian Press Organisation, Kabiru Yusuf.