President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded his condolence message to the Chairman, Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith, on the loss of his wife, Ariat.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, conveyed Buhari’s message in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja.
According to the statement, Buhari prays God to comfort the former Inspector General of Police over the demise of his wife.
The President urges the former police boss, his family, relations and friends, to take heart at the passage of a dutiful wife and mother, trusting that she has returned to her Maker, after a worthy life.
“As human beings, it will naturally be painful. But our trust in Almighty Allah is unshaken, and it is from Him we come, and to Him we return. Please be comforted,” President Buhari said.
Mrs Ariat Smith passed away on Friday, aged 69, and has been buried according to Muslim rites.