Abuja- Vice President Namadi Sambo has commiserated with the Sultan of Sokoto Sa’ad Abubakar III over the loss of Hajiya Hafsatu Abubakar, the wife of the late Sultan of Sokoto Siddiq Abubakar III.
The deceased died on May, 15 at the age of 72 years after a brief Illness.
Sambo described her death as a great loss not only to the Sultan, the entire family and the caliphate, but to the nation as a whole, considering her motherly role.
He prayed almighty Allah to grant her soul eternal rest and for the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
The vice president also commiserated with the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, over the death of his wife, Hajiya Rabi Bayero.
Sambo described both deaths as a tragic loss to the country considering their supportive role in the attainment of their traditional responsibility to the people.
He prayed for the repose of their gentle souls and for Allah to grant the families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
"I deeply commiserate with the Sultan of Sokoto and the Emir of Kano over the sad incidences of the loss of their loved ones.
"May their gentle souls rest in perfect peace and may Allah grant them Aljannah Firdaus and their families the fortitude to bear this loss,’’ he said.
Hajiya Rabi Bayero, popularly called, Uwar Sauro, died aged 67, on Thursday and was buried on Friday, according to Islamic rites.