President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the entertainment industry, especially artists and musicians, in sympathy with the best instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, Bongos Ikwue, who lost his wife, Josephine Ifeyinwa, 73.

President Buhari offered his condolences to relatives, friends, Catholic Women’s Organization, International Association of Lions Clubs and associates of the matriarch of Bongos-Ikwue’s family, who was from the Ijeh royal family in Issele-Uku Town in Delta State, but by providence the most shared of her life with the Benue-born musician.

A statement from Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president (media and publicity), said on Friday that the president noted the deceased’s dedication to service to humanity and devotion to the Church, supporting the poor and needy in throughout the country, especially inmates, whom she visited regularly to pray with them, counsel and guide them about the fear of God, and support those awaiting trial and their families.

While Bongos-Ikwue’s wife has been going home for more than 50 years, President Buhari affirmed that her contributions to the stability of her family, her sense of duty in community development, and her love for God will always be remembered.

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The president prayed that Almighty God would comfort the famous musician and his family and grant the wife and mother a peaceful rest.

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