President Buhari condoles with former Deputy Speaker Austin Opara over mother’s death

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Updated: March 8, 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday sympathized with former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives (2003-2007), Rt. Hon. Austin Opara, on the death of his mother.

Though Mama Sarah Ihunda Opara (née Oparaodu) transited at the ripe age of 96, the President said “mothers remain like gold, no matter how old they are.”

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He urged the former Deputy Speaker to take solace in the quality of life Mama lived, and the accomplished family she raised.

President Buhari enjoined all those who succeed Mama Opara to keep her memory aglow by maintaining the virtues of piety, community spiritedness and industry, for which she was known.

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Femi Adesina
Femi Adesina, a Nigerian journalist, is the special adviser on media and publicity to Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari. This is an official statement from him. The headline might have been adjusted.

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