Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State, has condoled with the senior pastor of Fountain of Life Church, Taiwo Odukoya, over the demise of his wife, Nomthi.
Nomthi died on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer.
Taking to his verified Facebook page on Thursday, the Governor expressed his condolences to Pastor Taiwo, encouraging him to take heart.
Sanwo-Olu said, “On behalf of my wife, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, and the people of Lagos, I hereby express my heartfelt condolences to Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, his loving family, members of the Fountain of Life Bible church and the entire Christian faithful, over the sad demise of Pastor Mrs. Nomthi Odukoya.
“Death, as we all know, is one of the harsh realities of life that we have to accept, but nothing prepares us for the death of a loved one.
“I therefore urge Pastor Odukoya to please take heart and not lose the strength of his mind, as he copes with this loss. May God grant her eternal rest. Amen”
Odukoya got married to Nomthi in 2010 after the death of his first wife, Bimbo, in the 2005 Sosoliso plane crash.
Nomthi, in her 11 years of marrying the cleric, had two sons for him: Jomiloju and Timilehin Odukoya.