A former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has paid tributes to the late President of Tanzania, John Magufuli, describing him as a patriot and an African leader of great distinction.
In a condolence letter addressed to the new Tanzanian President, Ms Samia Hassan, Obasanjo mourned Magufuli who died last week at age 61.
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Obasanjo noted that the late president devoted his time to serve Tanzania, particularly in areas of several infrastructural developments, and the continent.
Obasanjo also noted that Africa had lost one of its finest sons.
He said the new President would also miss the late President, having “worked closely with him as his Vice-President and striving to create opportunities for the growth and development of Tanzania and Africa.”
Obasanjo prayed to God to grant her the wisdom, courage and fortitude she will need as she assumes “the mantle of leadership to bring his life-long struggle to a continuum for the good of Tanzania and the continent.”