Friday, September 30, 2022

KEMI NELSON’S DEATH IS SHOCKING-TINUBU

Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential flag bearer, has expressed sadness over the death of former deputy national women leader of the party, Kemi Nelson.

In a statement on Monday in Lagos, Mr Tinubu described Ms Nelson as a good woman dedicated to Nigeria’s progress.

“I was shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of activist, prominent politician and one of my closest associates, Yeye Chief (Mrs.) Kemi Nelson. We have all lost an illustrious woman. May we all have the strength to live with this passing,” the APC national leader stated.

Mr Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, noted that throughout Ms Nelson’s life, she contributed to the development of the state.

He also mentioned that as a commissioner, Ms Nelson began the skills acquisition and empowerment centres in various local government areas across Lagos.

“We shall never forget Yeye Nelson for her past sacrifice for Lagos and indeed Nigeria; she will be remembered for her commitment to the women folk and the downtrodden,” Mr Tinubu added. “I will always remember Yeye for her loyalty, sense of duty, abiding compassion for humanity and for always being there for us and our progressive cause.”

The APC presidential candidate commiserated with Ms Nelson’s family, particularly her husband and children.

He also extended his condolences to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the APC family, and the deceased’s associates across the country, including Aisha Buhari.

Ms Nelson died after a brief illness on Sunday at 66.

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