President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday conveyed his deepest condolences to
the family of Alhaji Garba Umar, a former Governor of Taraba State, following the
death of his wife, Hajiya Hadiza Garba Umar.
In a message delivered on his behalf by a Federal Government delegation,
President Buhari said, “I am sorry to know about the sad demise of your wife,
Hajiya Hadiza. Please extend my heartfelt condolences to your entire family. May
her soul Rest In Peace.”
“I pray to the Almighty Allah to grant eternal peace to the deceased and strength to
you and your entire family to bear this irreparable loss,” the President added.
The delegation was made up of Sarki Abba and Garba Shehu, the Senior Special
Assistants to the President on Domestic Affairs and Media and Publicity
respectively; the Personal Physician to the President, Dr. Suhayb Rafindadi; and
the State Chief of Protocol, Ambassador Lawal Kazaure.
Alhaji Umar expressed his deep appreciation to the President for sending the
condolence team, and prayed for peace and prosperity to prevail throughout the