Vice-President Namadi Sambo on Wednesday led members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to condole with President Goodluck Jonathan’s family over the death of their son, Meni.
Sambo, who led the delegation to the President’s residence at the State House in Abuja, was received by the President’s wife Patience, and the Matriarch of the Jonathan’s family, Madam Eunice.
Sambo said: “It is a sad event; we felt it; this is a journey that all of us will embark on someday; to God we come, to God we’ll return.
“We are here to commiserate, condole and pray for the soul of our brother and that Almighty God will fill the vaccum created by the deceased. Please accept our condolences.”
In her response, Mrs. Jonathan thanked the FEC members for their visit and said, “It’s quite sad that we lost my husband’s younger brother at his tender age.
“He was not old, this is the time the family needs him most but we cannot question God; He knows best and knows why He took him at this time.
“I thank you on behalf of my husband, my mother-in-law and the entire family.”
The delegation included the Ministers of Education, Works, FCT (State) and Aviation.