Tinubu Mourns Osolo of Isolo, Oba Kabiru Agbabiaka

. Musawa condoles with family of  Kannywood actress, Gidado, over her demise

Deji Elumoye in Abuja

President Bola Tinubu has received the news of the passing of the Osolo of Isolo, Oba Kabiru Adelaja Agbabiaka (Adeola Olushi III), with deep sadness.

The president in a statement issued yesterday by his Media Adviser, Ajuri Ngelale, sent his condolences to the family of the deceased monarch, the Council of Obas and Chiefs, as well as the government and people of Lagos State.

While mourning the passing of Oba Agbabiaka, President Tinubu urged his family and everyone grieving the painful loss, to take solace in the remarkable legacy left behind by the departed.

He  prayed to God Almighty to grant the soul of the late monarch peaceful repose and his family the strength to bear the huge weight of his demise.

Also, President Tinubu condoled with the family, colleagues, and fans of ace Kannywood actress, Saratu Gidado, who passed away last Tuesday morning in Kano.

Similarly, Minister of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy Minister, Hannatu Musa Musawa, has expressed deep sadness at the passing  of Gidado.

The president described the passing of the 56-year-old movie star as saddening, not only to those mourning but also to the country, which she honoured through her talent as a thespian.

Tinubu said beyond the vacuum her demise has created in the flourishing entertainment industry, Ms. Gidado’s humanitarian pursuits would also be sorely missed.

The president also sent his commiserations to the Kano State Government and all those impacted by Ms. Gidado’s passing, as he prayed for Allah’s mercy on her soul.

 On her part, in a statement by her Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, Musawa acknowledged Daso’s immense contributions to the industry and the legacy she left behind, highlighting her remarkable performances and versatile talent that endeared her to fans across Hausa-speaking regions and beyond. 

Musawa emphasised the void left by Daso’s departure, describing her as not only a talented actress but also a warm-hearted individual who touched the lives of many with her performances.

“With heavy hearts, we, at the Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy mourn the passing of Saratu Gidado, a veteran actress,  whose contributions to the film industry, especially in Kannywood, were immense. She will be sorely missed.

“My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones during this difficult time. May her soul Rest In Peace,” Musawa stated. 

Meanwhile, Musawa yesterday extended warm greetings and best wishes to all Muslim faithful on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Ramadan fast. 

Musawa in her Eid Al-Fitr message, said the period is a time to unite in prayers and share the blessing of Allah. 

She encouraged Muslims to remember the poor in the community, share love, and embrace peace during the festive period.

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