President Muhammadu Buhari and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have expressed deep regret at the passing away of Jide Tinubu, eldest son of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu.
Jide, a law graduate of the University of Liverpool, England, died suddenly on Tuesday.
He was buried at a private ceremony at the Ikoyi Cemetery in Lagos State on Wednesday.
His death was announced in a statement by APC Lagos Chairman, Henry Ajomale, on Wednesday.
President Buhari in a telephone call Wednesday to Tinubu on behalf of the Federal Government and his family offered his deepest condolences to the family over the loss of Jide.
Describing the transition of Jide as “sad and painful,” the President said that the nation has been denied the services and potentials of the resourceful lawyer.
He prayed that God will grant the Tinubu family, friends and associates the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss, and comfort all who mourn the passage of the promising gentleman.
In a message personally signed by him, Dogara said, “I was shocked to receive the sad news of the sudden death of Jide Tinubu.
“The late Jide was a lawyer of high repute who cut his teeth in the maritime sector and was hardworking and enterprising.
It is saddening that a father buries his son. I can only imagine your pain and grief at this time.
“I pray God Almighty to grant you and your family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
The late Tinubu obtained a master’s degree in maritime law from the University of London and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999.
He served as Promoter of TSL Limited and also worked in the legal department of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited from January 2000 to September 2001.
Prior to this, he had brief stints with Cargo Maritime, Paris, France, a firm of shipbrokers that specialises in petroleum product tankers, and Ocean and Oil Services Ltd.