Former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Nasir El Rufai on Monday, July 28, 2014 lost his son Hamza El Rufai in a fatal car crash.
As several notable Nigerians send in their condolences to the chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Goodluck Jonathan has sent his felicitations regarding the death of 23-year-old El-Rufai.
In a press release signed by special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Reuben Abati, President Jonathan comforts the family of the deceased, while praying for the peaceful repose of his soul.
Here’s are excerpts of the press release:
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with a deep sense of grief and shock, news of the sudden and untimely death of Hamza El-Rufai, son of the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
On behalf of himself, his family and the Federal Government, President Jonathan extends his heartfelt commiserations to Mallam el-Rufai and all members of the el-Rufai family.
The President says although no amount of words can fill the deep gap created by the loss of Hamza, he hopes that the outpouring of support at this moment by friends and associates will comfort Mallam El-Rufai.
President Jonathan prays for the peaceful repose of the soul of the departed and also for God’s blessing, comfort and protection for Mallam El-Rufai and the rest of his family.