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Tinubu thanks Nigerians for sympathising with him over son’s loss


National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

Former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has expressed gratitude to Nigerians for sharing in his grieves over the loss of his eldest son, Kazeem Olajide.

In a statement yesterday, Tinubu specifically thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, state governors, senators, particularly Senate President Bukola Saraki, members of the House of Representatives, All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders and members.

“My son was a highly intelligent person with a vibrant personality and a zest for life. He followed his own course and made his own way on his own terms. Those who knew him could not help but like him.


“Yet, he was taken away by cardiac arrest when it seemed he had so much life to still live. This is a reminder that we must live each day to its best, as none of us knows when our last day shall be. Mortality comes upon us all. We have no choice in that, but we do have a choice whether we shall be good or bad, just or unjust. Let us all strive toward the best in ourselves.”

He said Jide lived for so long in London and there he has left behind a darling wife and three precious boys.

“My wife, Remi, and I have gone to London to be with them at this painful time to support and help them. Please excuse our absence from Lagos for a while, but it is essential that we are with them. Prayers are being offered and will continue to be offered for the repose of his soul.

“I have suffered a grave loss that no parent would like to bear. As a father, I must spend time putting my arms around the family he has left behind.”

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