The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd.), has sent his condolence to the family of the late gospel singer, Sammie Okposo.
The singer died on Friday morning aged 51.
This was made known in a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
The statement reads, “President Muhammadu Buhari sympathises with family, friends, and professional associates of renowned gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, whose demise on Friday left many in Nigeria and across the world severely shocked.
“President Buhari commiserates with the Christian community, particularly Okposo’s colleagues in gospel music and the younger generation, who have over the years identified with his elevating style of praise and worship.
“The President notes the unique platform of worship created by Okposo, Okposo Praise Party, his creative contributions to the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, and the inspiring role he played in grooming talents and mentoring them to stardom.
“President Buhari prays for the repose of the musician’s soul, urging the family to find solace in his investments of love.”