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President Muhammadu Buhari consoles the families, governments and people of Abia, Delta and Rivers states on the passing away of their illustrious sons Ojo Maduekwe, Justice Nikki Tobi and Elechi Amadi, respectively.
This was contained in a statement released in Abuja FCT on Thursday the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity,Garba Shehu.
|PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI|
, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, who also served as Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Canada. “In all his years of service to Nigeria as a diplomat, minister, politician and ambassador, Maduekwe was an ardent believer in the unity of Nigeria and gave all to that pursuit,” the statement quoted the president as saying.
According to Buhari, Maduekwe’s relentless call to citizen diplomacy and for Nigerians to be treated with dignity across the globe would continue to inspire other patriotic people to promote a positive international image of the country.
Buhari also paid tribute to Justice Nikki Tobi, retired Supreme Court judge, describing him as a brave jurist who served Nigeria creditably and brought his many years of training, knowledge and wisdom to the bench. PMB also joined in mourning Elechi Amadi, whose writings and postulations as a novelist, poet and playwright introduced many generations of the world to the vibrant Nigerian culture.
The president maintained that the outpouring of grief and tribute across Nigeria and beyond was a testament of the high degree of respect and acceptance commanded around the world. He prayed that God will grant the souls of the departed citizens eternal rest and comfort their families, friends and followers.