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19 Oct 2016
President Buhari mourns popular Catholic priest
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday commiserated with the entire Catholic family in Nigeria, particularly those in Abuja, over the passing away of Rev. Fr. Willie Ojukwu.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President sent condolences to the family, friends and close associates of the priest who died on Sunday in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The statement read, “The President believes the late clergy was a humble and dedicated servant of the Lord, who spent his time on earth serving humanity, especially in helping the poor and needy.
“President Buhari commends the contributions of the late priest to the growth of the Catholic Church in Nigeria, and his tireless efforts in promoting peace, love and unity in all his engagements across the country.
“The President affirms that Rev. Fr. Ojukwu will be remembered for his patriotism, religious tolerance, respect for constituted authority and love for humanity.
He prays that the almighty God will grant the priest eternal rest, and comfort all members the church and his family.”