Tinubu condoles with NSA over brother’s death


May 7, 2024

President Bola Tinubu has condoled with Malam Nuhu Ribadu, the National Security Adviser, over the passing of his brother, Salihu Ribadu.

The NSA’s brother died on Sunday in Yola, Adamawa.

This is contained in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Tuesday in Abuja.

The president was represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on the Federal Government’s delegation on the condolence visit to Yola.

Speaking at the Ribadu family home, Tinubu said he was saddened by the loss and described it as “painful and irreparable.

“Mr President has mandated us to come to Yola and condole with a valued member of his team, the National Security Adviser, and by extension the rest of the family over the sad loss suffered by them.

“The loss of a close family member like this is very painful, and it is therefore important for friends and family to come together and commiserate with the bereaved family,” he said.

The delegation included the Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, Sen. Ibrahim Hadejia; Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris and Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman.

Other members of the delegation were the Minister of Arts and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa; Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Dr Tunji Alausa, and Special Adviser to the President on General Duties (Office of the Vice-President), Dr Aliyu Modibbo-Umar.


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