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Buhari mourns longest serving Warri chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Olu of Warri, all chiefs of the Kingdom, family and friends of the Rone family, over the passage of Chief SS Rone.

The president said the Late Rone, Ogienoyibo, was the Obazuaye of Warri and longest-serving Chief.

In a condolence message by his spokesman, Femi Adesina on Tuesday in Abuja, the president appreciated the grace of God on the departed, which saw him serving four monarchs as a high-ranking Chief.

Mr Buhari lauded the late chief for helping to maintain peace, amity and development in Warri and its environs.

He commended the life of service lived by the chief to the younger generation and urged his family and children to “ensure that his good works are preserved”, and his me”mories evergreen”.

According to the president, Rone, who died on Monday, aged 86, left behind a “worthy reputation”, which will “remain inspiring”.

The president wished the departed “eternal rest”, and comfort for those mourning him.

Buhari commiserates with Ghali Na’Abba over loss of mother

Similarly, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of condolence to former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba, who lost his mother, Hajiya Rabi Umar Na’Abba.

This was contained in a message by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu on Tuesday, in Abuja.

The deceased was a sibling of the late Bashir Usman Tofa, a political associate of the President.

In the condolence message, President Buhari described the death of a mother as a painful experience and prayed to Allah to console the former speaker and the larger Na’Abba family.

Writing by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor