President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday commiserated with the family of the late Coordinator-General of the Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation, Mr Michael Anyiam-Osigwe.
Michael, the brother of the founder of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, was shot dead by armed robbers in Edo on Saturday.
Jonathan’s condolence message is contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, in Abuja.
The statement stated that the deceased was a very good friend and associate of the president like his brother, Peace.
It expressed Jonathan’s belief that Michael would be greatly missed for his commitment to the promotion of national unity and progress through education.
The statement stated; “President Jonathan also believes that the Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation’s Memorial Lectures will stand to Nze Michael’s eternal credit.
“The lectures have featured many distinguished personalities, including serving and former Heads of States and Government from all parts of the world.
“The president prays that Almighty God will receive Nze Michael’s soul and grant him eternal rest.
“He similarly prays that God will comfort Nze Michael’s family, friends and associates and grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
The statement described the late Michael as very cultured and respected gentleman whose virtues were much admired at home and abroad.