The Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, has condoled his Borno State counterpart, Babagana Umara Zulum, over his mother-in-law's death.
The Governor who paid a condolence visit to the Borno State Government House on Tuesday, described the death of the deceased, late Hajiya Fatsuma Kyari, as a huge loss.
The deceased died on Monday morning in Abuja at the age of 67 after a brief illness.
Late Kyari is survived by many children including Borno State First Lady, (Dr) Falmata Babagana Umara Zulum.
Governor Buni who was represented by his Deputy, Idi Barde Gubana, also visited the residence of the deceased in Maiduguri.
He extended his condolence on behalf of the government and people of Yobe State and prayed to Almighty Allah to admit the deceased into Aljannatul Firdausi.
Hussaini Mai Suleh, the deputy governor's spokesperson, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.
According to Suleh, the Governor said the late Kyari would "continue to be remembered for her contributions to the success of First Lady Dr Falmata."
"He said the family lost a great pillar, especially her contribution and advice to the younger generation and the society in general.
"He prayed to Allah to forgive her shortcomings and give the entire family the fortitude to bear the loss.
"Special prayers were offered by the Special Adviser on Religious Affairs, Ustas Babagana Mallan Kyari for the repose of her soul and Aljannatul Firdausi be the reward of her good deeds.
"The Deputy Governor was accompanied by the Speaker, Yobe State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chiroma Buba Mashio, Secretary to the State Government, Acting Head of Civil service, Hon Commissioners of Justice, Agriculture and Natural Resources and that of Finance and Economic Development.
"Other members of the entourage include state APC treasurer, special advisers on religious affairs, and security matters among others," Suleh added.
Responding, the Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum expressed gratitude to the delegation for the visit and prayed to Allah to reward them.