Kutigi, who commended the cooperation among the Muslims and Christian delegates during plenary in Abuja, said he was overwhelmed by their support.
He equally thanked the female delegates, who made out time to condole with the family.
The conference Deputy Chairman, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, commended Kutigi, who despite that his late wife was in the hospital, was committed to his duties in the conference.
“He only created time to visit the sick wife in the hospital after we formally adjourn the day’s sitting.
“This was a demonstration of sacrifice and commitment to this cause and I think it is worthy of recognition by this conference,” he said.
Adebola, whose father is a delegate to the conference was said to have died when a truck rammed into his car while driving along the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.
Akinyemi said a solidarity message had also been sent to the Emir of Askira, Mai Abdullahi Ibn Muhammadu, who escaped an assassination attempt in an ambush laid by Boko Haram.
The convoy of the Emir, a delegate to the conference and other dignitaries was intercepted on their way to the funeral of late Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Shehu Abubakar.
The deputy chairman further informed delegates that Malam Ado Yakubu had replaced Adamu Muazu as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegate. (NAN)