President Muhammadu Buhari
Pa Matthias Keyamo, the father of the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has passed on.
This is as President Muhammadu Buhari mourned the death of Keyamo’s father, who died at the age of 83 on Saturday.
Buhari in a statement issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu on Sunday extended heartfelt condolences to Keyamo, on the passing of his beloved father, Pa Mattias Keyamo.
The President joined members of the Keyamo family, friends and the people of Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State in mourning Pa Mattias, a respected community leader, who loved his children with great passion and did his best to prepare them for leadership positions and opportunities.
The statement said, as a father who deeply cherished the benefits of friendship and mutual respect to people irrespective of their background, the President believed that Pa Keyamo was an embodiment of Nigeria’s greatness and rich diversity, having spent some of his adult life in Kaduna and Ilaro, Ogun State before settling in Ughelli.
Buhari urged the family of Keyamo to draw inspiration from the strength of character of their beloved father and grandfather, even as he prays that God will comfort them at this time.
”May the soul of the departed rest in peace,” the president prayed.