Press Release: Dame Jonathan Visits Family of Late Mrs. Adisa – Condoles Relatives

The First Lady, Dame Patience Goodluck Jonathan was in Lagos at the weekend, (25/08/2013), to commiserate with the family of Mrs. Abigael Adisa, the Coordinator of Women for Change and Development Initiative (WCDI) in Ifako/Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State who was involved in a fatal road accident on her way back to Lagos after attending a programme, organized by the National Council of Women Societies tagged, Celebration of Nigerian Women for Peace and Empowerment, which held in Abuja recently.
Offering words of comfort to the relatives of the deceased, the First Lady assured them that she would not leave the family on their own during their trying period. Dame Patience also said that officials and members of the Women for Change and Development Initiative and the National Council of Women Societies would continue to call on them and offer their support.
The First Lady described Mrs. Adisa as a dynamic and dedicated woman leader whose sterling qualities were highly valued and would be greatly missed. While praying for the soul of the deceased, Dame Jonathan also prayed that the Almighty should comfort members of the immediate and extended family and also give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
Speaking on behalf of the family, the eldest son of late Mrs. Adisa, Mr. Debo Adeshina, expressed appreciation to the First Lady for coming to their Lagos residence in person with members of her delegation, to sympathize and identify with the family. He also thanked Dame Jonathan for all that she had done since the demise of their mother. He noted that her genuine expression of compassion and demonstration of concern as well as her encouraging words and prayers, affirmed that she was indeed a mother who had the welfare of others at heart.
The First Lady was accompanied on the visit by the President of the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Chief Mrs. Nkech Mba and the National Coordinator, Women for Change and Development Initiative, Princess Rabi Ibrahim, as well as other officials and members of the Women for Change and the NCWS.

A.O. Adesugba (Mrs.)
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