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President Muhammadu Buhari (r) in an audience with Gov Yahaya Bello of Kogi State at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Monday/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Rekiya Bello, the stepmother of Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, Concise News reports.

This online news medium understands that Buhari in a statement on Tuesday condoled with the Bello family over the loss.

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Buhari said he knew about the demise of the governor’s stepmother following the latter’s absence at the meeting of the Progressive Governors with him in Daura, Katsina State.

He described the death as an irreparable loss to the family, the government and people of Kogi State.

“President Buhari wished peace for the departed soul and prayed to Allah to grant her bereaved families the strength to bear the loss,” Buhari said.