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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Buhari, Jonathan, Ameachi, Fayose commiserate with Tinubu over son’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari and former president Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the loss of his first son, Jide Tinubu.

Buhari wrote on Twitter:
"I’m deeply grieved to learn of the passing of Jide Tinubu. My deepest condolences to the Tinubu family on this sad and painful loss."
Jonathan wrote on Twitter:
 "My deepest sympathies to asiwaju and family on the great loss you have suffered. May God grant your son Jide repose in His Bosom."
Aisha Buhari also condoled with Tinubu. She wrote on Twitter:
 “I’m deeply grieved to learn of the passing away of Jide Tinubu. My deepest condolences to the Tinubu family on this sad and painful loss.”

“My condolences to Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and family over the demise of Jide. “I pray Allah to grant them the fortitude to bear this painful loss.’’
The presidency also released a statement, saying the president had called the APC leader. The statement read:
President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply grieved to learn of the passing away of Jide, eldest son of the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
President Buhari in a telephone call Wednesday to Asiwaju Tinubu on behalf of the Federal Government and his family offered his deepest condolences to the Tinubu family over the loss of Jide.
Describing the transition of Jide as “sad and painful,” the President said that the nation has been denied the services and potentials of the resourceful lawyer.
He prayed that God will grant the family, friends and associates the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss, and comfort all who mourn the passage of the promising gentleman.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose; Bauchi State Governor, M. A. Abubakar; Gombe State Governor, Hassan Ibrahim Dankwambo; Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode and others also paid their respect.

See their tweets below:




Jide, in his 30s, died of heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 in Lagos and had since been buried.

The law graduate of University of Liverpool, England, obtained a Masters degree in Maritime Law from University of London and called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999.

He served as Promoter of TSL Limited and worked in the Legal Department of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited from January 2000 to September 2001.

He also had brief stints with Cargo Maritime, Paris, France, a firm of shipbrokers that specialises in petroleum product tankers, and Ocean and Oil Services Ltd.




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