Nigeria’s first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan yesterday visited Mrs. Amina Yakowa, wife of governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna state who died in an air mishap last Saturday.
The pictures below tell the story of the public display of emotions by the first lady who was overwhelmed by the grief of the former Kaduna state governor’s widow.
The president’s wife, who arrived the residence at 1:30pm, was ushered into the home of the Yakowas by Vice-President Namadi Sambo and the Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, and she burst into tears as soon as she sighted the widow of the late governor, Amina.
Five minutes later, when she was able to gather herself together, she said, “I am sorry that I am crying. I cry because I am a woman. I know what she’s passing through. We came here to console her and the good people of Kaduna State.
“Governor Yakowa was a peaceful man, a man who was everything; a strong and hard-working man. My sister, we sit in sorrow. I want you to know that you are the mother and father of your children now. We would continue remembering you in our prayers,” the first lady is quoted as saying.