President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu has sympathised with the family of Hajiya Hawau Odee, mother of a veteran journalist and the Managing Editor (Northern Operations) of The Nation newspaper, Alhaji Yusuf Alli.
The late businesswoman passed away on Sunday at 89.
The condolence was conveyed in a press statement from Tinubu’s office and signed by Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, a journalist formerly with Daily Trust.
Alli is also President of the Rotary Club of Abuja Maitama.
The president-elect described the death of Hajiya Hawau as painful not only to her immediate family but to all who encountered her and felt her warmth and philanthropy.
“My sympathy and condolences to Alhaji Yusuf Alli and his siblings over the passing of their mother.
“I understand Hajiya Odee was a successful businesswoman who impacted many people.
Hajiya Odee’s passing is therefore not only a loss to her six children and other members of her family. It is a loss to the community and by extension humanity in general. And that is the significance of a life well spent.
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“She helped to nurture Alli and his siblings into very responsible and hardworking citizens as evidenced by their useful contributions in different spheres of life.
“My heart goes to the family at this moment. I pray for Almighty Allah to repose the soul of their departed matriarch,” the statement read.