6th May, 2014
The Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Tuesday described as “painful” the death of Alhaji Halilu Chiroma, father-in-law of the former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.
In its condolence statement issued in Minna by the Forum’s Chairman, Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, said Chiroma’s death came at a time when his parental support and guidance were most needed.
The statement signed by Governor Aliyu’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Danladi Ndayebo, urged Buhari to be consoled by the fact that “from God we are and unto Him we all shall return.’’
Babangida prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and the bereaved family, especially General Buhari’s wife, Hajiya Aisha Halilu-Buhari, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.