President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan have condoled with the Government and people of Zimbabwe over the passing of the founding father and former President, Robert Mugabe, at 95.
The President, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday, commiserated with family members, friends and political associates of the late political activist.
President Buhari noted that Mugabe fought for the independence of his country from colonial rule and lived most of his life in public service.
According to him, Mugabe’s sacrifices, especially in the struggle for the political and economic emancipation of his people, will always be remembered by posterity.
He prayed that the Almighty God will grant the soul of the former president rest and comfort his loved ones.
President Jonathan, in a post on his popular Facebook page paid glorying tribute to the Robert Mugabe.
The former President described the late President Mugabe as a great nationalist, symbol of Zimbabwe’s emancipation, African soldier and icon of liberation.
His post reads:
Robert Mugabe (1924-2019)
Africa has lost a great nationalist. Robert Mugabe will continue to live in the hearts and minds of all lovers of freedom as the symbol of Zimbabwe’s emancipation. He was indeed a great African soldier and icon of liberation who fought relentlessly to restore his people’s pride and dignity.