President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of popular singer, Sammie Okposo.
Recall that Okposo passed away on Friday.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, Buhari remembered Okposo for his contributions to the entertainment industry, especially in the gospel music genre and his foray into the film industry, where he also left his marks.
The President commiserated with the bereaved Okposo family, the friends and associates of Sammie and prayed for the repose of his soul.
“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,” the statement reads.