President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of Lady Janet Okwaraji, who died at the age of 83.
The late Lady Okwaraji was the mother of the late Super Eagles star, Sam Akwaraji.
A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, said that the deceased was a teacher and school proprietress, who left behind lasting memory of kindness, love, and charity as a devout Christian.
Buhari in the statement said he believes Lady Okwaraji, whose son, Samuel, died in August 1989 while playing for the Super Eagles in a World Cup qualifier, will always be remembered for the sacrifices of the family for the nation.
Buhari affirmed that the matriarch of the Okwaraji family, like her son, defined simplicity, loyalty, and patriotism in many ways as she remained steadfast, believing in Nigeria, despite the vicissitude of life.
According to the statement, “As a mother, who lost her son in an unexpected situation, the President believes Lady Janet deserved to be acknowledged for her resilience and nobility, despite the odds. “President Buhari prays that the almighty God will grant her soul eternal rest, and comfort her loved ones.”