Abuja - Many groups on Saturday converged on the Presidential villa in Abuja to condole with the First Lady over the death of her foster mother, Charity Oba.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent at the State House reports that the groups of sympathisers were the last scheduled to be received at the Villa during the period declared for the condolence.
NAN reports that many groups had thronged the residence of the first family to add their names to the list of sympathisers in the last two weeks.
The groups all prayed for fortitude for the family, stressing that death is an inevitable end.
They prayed for strength for the president to remain focused in steering the affairs of the nation and returning the country to peace.
President Goodluck Jonathan, who responded on behalf of the family, repeatedly referred to the deceased as a strong pillar "and a supporter who managed the home front and cared for the kids.
"Her death was shocking because she took care of our home since 1999 when we moved to Yenagoa from Port Harcourt.’’
Some of the groups which visited the villa on Saturday included governors, service chiefs, Comptroller-General of Immigration, CEOs of PHCN successor companies, former governors, ministers, youth groups and the organised private sector.