Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with President John Mahama of Ghana, offering his heartfelt condolences to his family on the passing away of his mother, Hajia Abiba Nnaba.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President, Mr Femi Adesina, said Buhari spoke with Mahama on the telephone.
According to Adesina, Buhari, in a telephone call on Wednesday, prayed that Almighty Allah would grant the soul of Hajia Nnaba eternal rest and comfort all who mourn her.
Adesina said the president told the Ghanaian leader that his personal thoughts and prayers as well as those of Nigerians were with him as he mourned the passage of a beloved mother.
Adesina said: “The president further prayed that the loving memory and virtues which Hajia Abiba Nnaba lived for will continue to inspire all who knew her and generations to come.”