President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the news of the death of Alhaji Modu Sheriff, Galadima of Borno Emirate and the father of former Governor Ali Sheriff of Borno State.
The President, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Thursday, extended heartfelt commiserations to Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State and the Sheriff family.
Buhari also commiserated with the Shehu of Borno and the entire Borno Emirate Council on the passing of their illustrious son and community leader, fondly loved and respected by his people.
The President, who described the death of his in-law and father in-law to Halima, his daughter, as a personal loss to him, prayed almighty Allah to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.
He appealed to family, friends and relatives who mourn the deceased in the midst of the present challenges facing the country to please maintain social distancing, keep safe and healthy.