The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) has commiserated with the MinistMinister of State, Labour and Employment, Olorogun Festus Keyamo, SAN, over his father's demise.
The late Pa Matthias Keyamo passed away at age 83 on Saturday at his residence in Delta State.
Buhari who is away on medical leave in London, United Kingdom, sent his "heartfelt condolences" via his aide, Garba Shehu, on Sunday evening.
"The President joins 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.
"As a father who deeply cherished the benefits of friendship and mutual respect to people irrespective of their background, the President believes 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.
"President Buhari urges 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.