By Ahmed Ubandoma
The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has expressed sadness over the demise of ex-Deputy National Woman Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mrs Kemi Nelson.
The first lady has also condoled with APC Presidential Candidate, Sen. Bola Tinubu over the loss.
Nelson, a former executive director of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) died after a protracted illness. She was 66 years old.
Mrs Buhari who expressed sadness through her social media handles, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on Thursday in Abuja, prayed that Almighty God should grant repose to the soul of the deceased.
“ I received with sadness, the news of passing away of Mrs Kemi Nelson, late Kemi was my associate, a pioneer women leader of the APC in South-West Zone.
“She was a dogged fighter for women participation in politics; I recall with nostalgia how we toured most of the states in Nigeria during campaigns for the 2015 general elections.
“ The deceased made enormous contributions to the stability of our political party and its victory in the elections.
“ I offer my condolences to her family, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and to the people of Lagos State over this huge loss, and pray that her soul finds eternal rest.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), recalls that Nelson, a former commissioner in Lagos state was appointed to NSITF by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, a position she held until May 2021.(NAN).
Edited by Chioma Ugboma