Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commiserated with Pastor Taiwo Odukoya over the death of his wife Nomthi Odukoya.
Nomthi, a South African who married Odukoya in 2010, died on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer.
Mr Sanwo-Olu, in a statement on Wednesday, described the unfortunate death of Mrs Odukoya as a painful and sad occurrence.
The governor urged Odukoya to take heart and not lose the strength of his mind, believing that his wife had gone to be with her maker.
Sanwo-Olu said that death is one of those harsh realities of life that mankind has to accept, adding that the two children and other family members she left behind have a long life ahead.
The governor, on behalf of his wife Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu and the people of Lagos State, prayed for the soul of the deceased.
He also prayed for her family members, the Fountain of Life Bible Church and the entire Christian faithful over the loss, asking God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.