The Executive Director/CEO of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Alhaji Adedayo Thomas over the weekend expressed his condolences to the late former President Alhaji Shehu Shagari’s family on the loss of his widow Hadiza Shagari.
Thomas, who made a condolence visit to the late First Lady’s sons and other family members in Abuja, called her death a “Huge national loss.”
He made this known in a statement signed and made available to newsmen in Abuja by Joshua Olomu, media aide to the Executive Director.
The statement read in bits; “Mama was a warm-hearted woman who excelled as a mother and role model to both her biological children and those she mentored throughout her life.
“During the Shagari period, she was a well-respected First Lady who devoted her life as a unifying pillar for the Shagari family, Sokoto State, and Nigeria as a whole.
“May Allah console her loved ones and grant her Jannah Firdaus.”
Thomas, who was joined by several members of his management team, said he was paying his respects to CSP Haruna Shehu Shagari, a friend and son of the late First Lady, as well as his siblings and immediate family members.
CSP Shehu Shagari responded by thanking Thomas and his crew for their concern and love shown during the condolence visit.
“These are extremely challenging times for the whole Shagari family, and we are grateful for the care and concern that Nigerians have given us.
“Nothing is more devastating than the death of a mother, especially our beloved mother, who has kept our family together since our father died.”