Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday mourned a former Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Bala Ka’oje, who died recently.

Buhari’s condolence message to the deceased’s family and others was contained in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled “President Buhari mourns former Sports Minister, Ka’oje.”

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the Ka’oje family, the government and people of Kebbi State on the passing of Hon. Bala Bawa Ka’oje, former Minister of Youth and Sports Development

“President Buhari notes that as a former member of the House of Representatives, community leader and APC stalwart, Hon. Ka’oje believed deeply in rendering selfless service to the people and he will be greatly missed for his passionate disposition to others.

“The President prays for the eternal repose of the soul of the departed and divine comfort for family, friends and associates.”

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