President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of Pastor Taiwo Odukoya’s wife Nomthi as sad and touching.
Reacting to the death on Wednesday, Buhari asked God to comfort and give succour to Pastor Odukoya of the Fountain of Life Church, over the loss of his wife.
Buhari spoke in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
According to the statement, Buhari condoled with the cleric, his church, and Christendom in general over the unfortunate passage, describing it as “sad and quite touching.”
He urged Pastor Odukoya to bear the adversity with equanimity, being convinced that nothing could have happened without the knowledge and permission of Almighty God.
Buhari also prayed for strength for all who mourn the departed, asking God to give them fortitude to bear the loss.
Recall that Pastor Taiwo Odukoya had confirmed the demise of his wife on his Instagram page on Tuesday, revealing that she died of cancer.
The deceased is said to have battled the dreaded disease for a period of two years.
Pastor Odukoya’s post read: “With deep regret and gratitude to God, we have to announce the passing of our Senior Pastor’s wife, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya.
“She battled cancer for the better part of 2 years, she stood on the Word of God, and she fought.
“We loved her with all our heart, but who are we to fight with the will of God.
“The truth is, at one point in our lives, we all will have to say goodbye. So for now, till we meet again in glory, Goodbye Pastor Nomthi,” the statement added.