President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of the former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe.
Vigil360 had reported earlier that Mugabe, who was the longest-serving president of Zimbabwe, died at the age of 95.
President Buhari in a statement issued on Friday by Femi Adesina, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, condoled with the government and people of Zimbabwe. The statement reads in part
“On behalf of the Federal Government, President Muhammadu Buhari sends condolences to the government and people of Zimbabwe over the passing of the founding father and former President, Robert Mugabe, 95.
“The President commiserates with family members, friends and political associates of the political activist who fought for the independence of the country from colonial rule, and lived most of his life in public service.
“President Buhari believes Mugabe’s sacrifices, especially in struggling for the political and economic emancipation of his people, will always be remembered by posterity.
“He prays that the Almighty God will grant the soul of the former president rest and comfort his loved ones.”