President Buhari mourns Fidel Castro

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  • Says Castro was a great friend of Africa

  • Offers deepest condolences to Castro family

  • Says he was a remarkable leader

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

PRESIDENT BUHARI CONDOLES WITH CUBANS OVER DEATH OF FIDEL CASTRO

President Muhammadu Buhari has received with profound sadness the news of the death of Cuba’s longest serving president and revolutionary icon, former President Fidel Castro, aged 90.

On behalf of the Federal Government, President Buhari offers deepest condolences to Cuban President Raul Castro, and the people of Cuba on the passing early Saturday of the legendary leader, who passionately served his people for almost half a century.
The President assures of the sympathy and solidarity of all Nigerians as Cubans mourn the exit of this remarkable leader who against all odds stirred uncommon development in sports, education and healthcare sectors of his nation, even to the benefit of other nations.

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President Buhari is delighted that Fidel Castro lived to see improved ties with the United States. As a great friend to Africa, countries in the Global South and the Non-Aligned Movement, President Buhari believes that Castro’s place in history is assured, given his sustained successful commitment and towering role in the liberation and anti-colonialism struggles in Africa.

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The Nigerian leader says his prayers and thoughts are with Castro’s family, friends and many admirers as they go through this period of national mourning and exit of a truly admired selfless global leader.

FEMI ADESINA
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
November 26, 2016

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