President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolences to former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon over the death of his elder sister, Mrs Maryamu Lami Dimka.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu released a statement to this effect on Thursday.
In the statement, the president said that the deceased left behind a remarkable record of service and care as a Matron in the female hostel at Ahmadu Bello University in the 60s.
He praised her participation in various social and religious organizations, which include the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Young Women’s Christian Association, Bible Translation, Bible Society and Horticultural Society.
“She retained right family values and moral strength. She instilled a spirit of service in her children as seen through their philanthropic activities and an eagerness to give back to society,” said the President, he said.
Buhari urged Gowon and other family members to preserve her memories and legacies.
“In this tragic hour, our hearts and prayers are with you and the entire family”, he added.
Maryamu died on 3rd August 2022. She was the wife of the late Commissioner of Police, Mr S.K. Dimka, and survived by children including Mrs Elizabeth Rimdans, one-time Resident Electoral Commissioner in Anambra and Bauchi States, Ms Margaret Dimka, Mr Philip Dimka, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.