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Festus Keyamo losses father, Buhari sends condolences

Buhari Consoles Festus Keyamo Over Father’s Death

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a condolence message to the Minister of State, Labor and Productivity, Festus Keyamo over the death of his father.

Keyamo’s father, Pa Matthias Keyamo died in his hometown of Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta State. 

According to the statement released by the media aide to the Minister, Tunde Moshood, the 83-year-old grandpa died on March 5, 2022.

Moshood added that the family will announce details of burial in due course. 

The statement read: “Born on August 23, 1938, in Erovie Quarters in Effurun, Delta State, Pa Matthias Keyamo was later raised in Kaduna and Ilaro, Ogun State, where he met and married his wife, Mrs. Caroline Keyamo (nee Ogunjobi). “Burial details will be announced later by the family.”


Buhari expresses condolence

Reacting to the passing of the Minister’s father, Buhari said he joined members of the Keyao family and indeed, the people of Effurun in Uvwie LGA of Delta State in mourning Pa Mattias.

Buhari’s message was contained in a series of tweets made by his his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

He described him as a father who espoused friendship and respect for people regardless of their background.

Buhari also prayed that God will give the Keyamo family the strength to bear the loss of their patriarch.


The tweets read “Buhari joins members of the Keyamo family, friends and the people of Effurun in Uvwie LGA of Delta State in mourning Pa Mattias, a respected community leader, who loved his children with great passion and did his best to prepare them for leadership positions and opportunities.”

“As a father who deeply cherished the benefits of friendship and mutual respect to people irrespective of their background, the President said he “believes that Pa Keyamo was an embodiment of Nigeria’s greatness and rich diversity, having spent some of his adult life in Kaduna and Ilaro, Ogun State before settling in Ughelli.”

“The President urged the family of Keyamo to draw inspiration from the strength of character of their beloved father and grandfather, even as he prays that God will comfort them at this time.”