President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the entertainment industry, particularly artists and musicians, in expressing his sympathy for instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Bongos Ikwue, who lost his wife, Josephine Ifeyinwa, 73 years old.
In a condolence message from his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday, Mr. Buhari expressed his condolences to family, friends, the Catholic Women’s Organization, the International Association of Lions Clubs and associates of the matriarch’s family. of Bongos-Ikwue.
The deceased hailed from the Ijeh royal family in Issele-Uku Town in Delta, but by providence shared most of her life with the Benue-born musician.
The president highlighted the dedication of the deceased to the service of humanity, and dedication to the Church.
He also commended her for supporting the poor and needy across the country, especially prisoners, whom she regularly visited to pray, counsel and guide on the fear of God, and provided support to people awaiting trial and their families.
Mr. Buhari stated that his contributions to the stability of his family, sense of duty in community development and love of God will always be remembered.
The president prayed that Almighty God would comfort the renowned musician and his family, and grant the wife and mother a peaceful rest.(YAYA)