President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of late Lady Janet Okwaraji, mother of Late footballer, Sam Okwaraji.
Mrs Okwaraji, was a teacher and school proprietress, who passed on at 83, leaving lasting memory of kindness, love and charity as a devout Christian.
The President’s condolence message was conveyed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Monday.
The President believed Lady Okwaraji, whose son, Samuel, died in August 1989 while playing for the Super Eagles in a World Cup qualifier, would always be remembered for the sacrifices of the family for the nation.
President Buhari affirmed that the matriarch of the Okwaraji family, like her son, defined simplicity, loyalty and patriotism in many ways as she remained steadfast, believing in Nigeria, despite the vicissitude of life.
According to the president, as a mother, who lost her son in an unexpected situation, Lady Janet deserved to be acknowledged for her resilience and nobility, despite the odds.
President Buhari prayed that the almighty God would grant her soul eternal rest, and comfort her loved ones.