President Muhammadu Buhari has called Minister of youth and sports, Solomon Dalung, over the death of Briskila, his wife.
Dalung had announced the passing of his beloved wife via his official Facebook page after she died in Jos, Plateau state, after a brief illness, on Sunday.
Nneka Anibeze, special assistant to the minister on media, said Buhari reached Dalung on phone from London.
Anibeze said the president prayed that God will grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.
He also prayed to God to give the family she left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.
The president promised to support the Dalung family in their moment of grief.
The funeral arrangement of the deceased, who is survived by her husband and five children, is yet to be announced.
Buhari is expected to return to the country next week following widespread reports about his failing health with some suggesting that he had died.