In his condolence message endorsed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. John Mayaki, to the people and government of Kano state, Governor Obaseki recalled that the former minister actively engaged in the promotion of peace and security in the continent, working tirelessly through various diplomatic initiatives as Nigeria’s representative to the United Nations and as chairman of the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid.
Obaseki said the late elderstatesman played a crucial role in promoting and facilitating the country’s steady tackling of corruption, growth and development.
“He contributed immensely to the steering of the country to economic prosperity just as he’s a great example to be emulated by the rest of Nigeria and other leaders in the sub-saharan Africa.
“I was particularly honoured and privileged to meet with him. I treasure the wisdom and knowledge he shared with me as an elder statesman with humility and grace”, Obaseki said.