Mrs. Dominique Ouattara says:
A gesture, a comforting presence. Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, First Lady accompanied by a delegation including the younger sister of the President of the Republic, Mrs. Sita Kéita and first Vice-President of the National Assembly, visited this Thursday, June 20th journalist and columnist’s home Bakary Nimaga, who died on June 11th. The parents of the deceased, his colleagues and friends were there once again to welcome the illustrious guest.
"We (The First Lady and the President of the Republic, Editor's note) were surprised by this loss especially since we did not know that Bakary Nimaga was suffering. When they announced his death, while I was traveling, I was really shocked. So I took my phone to call my sister (the wife of our colleague. Editor's note) to express my sympathy and affection. Bakary Nimaga was a great journalist. He really showed his courage and activism. I want to make this testimony to his mom here present, his widow, his children and his family so that they are proud of him. That is why the President of the Republic asked me to give you this testimony. And tell you how he thinks of you, "said Mrs. Dominique Ouattara. This testimony did not leave the deceased's family indifferent, who by the voice of Dean Nimaga Salim express his gratitude to the President and his wife for their constant support.
In addition, the First Lady also expressed her sympathy to the daily paper'' Le Patriote'' of which the deceased was a member, not without raising the "excellent work done everyday." Before leaving the Nimaga family, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara donated 2 million FCFA.