The wife of the retired lieutenant general, Oladipo Diya, wife, Folashade Diya is dead.
This death was confirmed by President Buhari's spokesperson, Femi Adesina, in a statement.
President Muhammadu Buhari consoled the former Chief of General Staff, Oladipo Diya, over the passing away of his wife, Chief Deborah Folashade Diya, praying the almighty God will comfort them, Mr Adesina.
The President joins the family members, friends and associate of the Chief Folashade Diya, particularly members of the United African Methodist (Evanglican) church, in mouring the devout Christian, who decidated her time on earth in serving God, and working for the good of others.
President declares that the wife of the former Chief of General Staff lived to encourage and inspire many on faith in God, demonstrating love, kindness and generosity through focus on helping the underprivileged, and counselling many.
“The President prays that the soul of the departed will find rest in God,” he said.
Mr Diya was second in command to the late military dictator, Sani Abacha, until he was indicted in an alleged coup plot.