President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with Dr Cosmas Maduka, President, Coscharis Group, on the death of his wife, Mrs. Charity Maduka.
Mrs. Maduka died Saturday evening at Nnewi, Anambra State.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement on Monday, said the deceased “demonstrated virtues in managing her home and businesses effectively”, while alive.
“As wife, mother, and partner, the President notes the strength and contributions of the matriarch to the Maduka dynasty and country at large, working as a professional teacher, caterer, administrator and, most significantly, a committed evangelist,” Adesina said.
Also, Anambra State Government said it received with shock the news of the sudden passage of Mrs Maduka, Vice President of Coscharis Group.
The state in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. C. Don Adinuba, said Mrs. Maduka was not just the wife of the chairman of one of Nigeria’s most successful businesses but the co-founder of the Coscharis conglomerate.
“The couple married at an early age in their Nnewi hometown with practically no financial resources and with limited formal education, but with hard work, vision, commitment and integrity turned their humble buying and selling business into a billion-dollar conglomerate within a short period, with interests in automobile distribution, vehicle assembly, sale of fast-moving automobile accessories, farming and so on,” the statement stated.
Adinuba said Governor Willie Obiano had already called on Dr Maduka to commiserate with him on the death of his wife, “who was, indeed, his soul mate”, while praying for the repose of Mrs Maduka’s soul.
The governor described the late Maduka as a worthy ambassador of the womenfolk.
“Chief Obiano has, in addition, condoled with the chairman of the Transition Committee Chairman of Nnewi North Local Government, Prince Chukwudi Orizu, as well as the traditional ruler of Nnewi, Igwe Kenneth Orizu, over Mrs Maduka’s death,” Adinuba said.
Similarly, the Anambra State governor-elect, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has also expressed condolences to the Maduka family.
“Mrs Charity Maduka is an eloquent testimony to the old saying that there is always a woman behind every successful man.
“She was an equal partner in progress in the strictest sense of the expression”, Professor Soludo declared, adding, “There is so much to learn from her”.