Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has condoled with the Aig-Imoukhuede family over the death of their matriarch, Pastor Emily Aig-Imoukhuede.
The late Emily Imoukhude, who was a former Secretary of State (Minister) for States and Local Government Affairs, died on June 8, 2021 at the age of 79.
Jonathan in his condolence letter addressed to her son, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, described her as “an accomplished public servant and philanthropist”.
Jonathan said her legacies and contributions to national development, especially in the health, education and energy sectors, would continue to endure.
The letter read: “I learned with deep compassion, the news of the passing on of your dear mother, Mrs. Emily Oheren Aig-Imoukhuede, to eternal glory.
“Your mother was very special to you and your family for which her death would have left a deep void in your heart and in the hearts of all those she dearly loved.
“Please be comforted by the fact that Mrs. Aig-Imoukhuede was an accomplished public servant and philanthropist whose legacies and contributions to national development, especially in the health, education and energy sectors, will continue to endure.
“She will also be remembered as an exemplary matriarch and epitome of motherhood, having nurtured and brought up distinguished Nigerians and successful entrepreneurs like you and your siblings”.
The former President prayed God to grant her soul eternal repose and the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
The deceased, who died in London, United Kingdom, was the mother of the former Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede.
Mrs. Aig-Imoukhuede was born in Sabongida-Ora, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State.