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President Jonathan condoles Gov. Oshiomhole over wife’s death

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  President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has expressed sadness over the death of Mrs. Clara Oshiomhole, wife of Edo State governor, Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, who passed on yesterday at age 53.

In a condolence message to Governor Oshiomhole, and the government and people of Edo State today, President Jonathan said Mrs. Oshiomhole's death is a great loss not only to Edo State but the nation in general, given her invaluable contributions to the cause of humanity.

President Jonathan described late Clara Oshiomhole as a heroine of justice and a strong supporter of the rule of law, recalling her rock-solid support for her husband, through his days as a frontline labour activist.

The president noted that Nigerians will not forget in a hurry her contributions towards addressing high mortality rate through her initiative, Health Foundation for Maternal and Child Care, aimed at providing quality healthcare for pregnant women and the girl-child.

He prayed the Almighty to grant repose to her soul, and give the Oshiomhole family, the people of Edo State and the entire nation the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.


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