Buhari urges Smith, his family, relatives and friends to cheer up.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Abuja prayed to God to comfort former police inspector general and chairman of the Police Service Commission, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, for the loss of his wife, Ariat.
In a message of condolence released by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President urged Smith, his family, relatives and friends to be encouraged by the passage of an obedient wife and mother, trusting that she had returned to her Creator after a dignified life.
“As human beings, it will naturally be painful. But our trust in Almighty Allah is unshakable, and it is from Him that we came, and to Him we return.
"Please be comforted" the president added.
Ariat Smith passed away on Friday, aged 69, and was buried according to Muslim rites.