President Jonathan condoles Gov. Oshiomhole over wife’s death
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.