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Ex-Senate president, Saraki, loses mother, Florence



Former senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki, has lost his mother, Mrs Florence Saraki, to the cold hand of death.

Mrs Saraki died on Tuesday at the age of 89.

The emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, in a condolence message issued by his spokesman, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona, on Wednesday in Ilorin, described the deceased as a wonderful mother, great philanthropist and virtuous wife to Dr Olusola Saraki, the late Waziri of Ilorin, whose contributions to humanity would forever be remembered.

According to him, the deceased lived a fulfilled life, with numerous accomplishments.

The royal father urged Saraki, a two-term governor of Kwara, and his siblings to be strong in heart over the demise of their beloved mother.

Sulu-Gambari, who is also the Chairman of Kwara Traditional Rulers’ Council, extended his condolences to both the immediate and extended family members of the Saraki dynasty.

“I pray that Almighty Allah grants the family and friends the fortitude to bear the great loss,” he said.

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