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Jonathan mourns El-Rufai's son

29 July 2014, 15:28

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with Mallam Nasir El-Rufai on the death of his son in an autocrash.

Hamza (23), a student of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai billed to graduate in 2015, died in Abuja on Tuesday.

"President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with a deep sense of grief and shock, news of the sudden and untimely death of Hamza El-Rufai, son of the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. On behalf of himself, his family and the Federal Government, President Jonathan extends his heartfelt commiserations to Mallam el-Rufai and all members of the el-Rufai family," read a statement by Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati said.

He said the President said although no amount of words could fill the deep gap created by the loss of Hamza and hopes that the outpouring of support at this moment by friends and associates will comfort Mallam El-Rufai.

President Jonathan prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the departed and also for God's blessing, comfort and protection for Mallam El-Rufai and the rest of his family.

- CAJ News


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