Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Buhari mourns former UN Scribe, Kofi Annan

By Ismaila Chafe on 18/08/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 336

•President Buhari
•President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Ghana over the passing of former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, in the early hours of Aug. 18.

A statement issued by Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Saturday, said Buhari had earlier called President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana from London, to register his condolence.

President Buhari said all Nigerians and ECOWAS member countries share in the deep loss, considering the strategic influence of the former scribe in global affairs and his vision for repositioning the West Coast and Africa.

The President acknowledged that Annan was the first UN staff to lead the organisation, he was also a co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize with the UN.

He noted that Annan’s humility, nobility and love for humanity set him apart for global greatness, achieving recognition and commendation for the reform of the UN’s bureaucracy and multiple interventions to bring peace to the world.

President Buhari said Annan’s origin and home will always be traced to Ghana, but his exceptional leadership roles, humanitarian spirit and contributions to global peace and development will remain indelible in the history of the entire world.

He particularly lauded his efforts to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa as well as the launch of the UN Global Compact.

The President also sent condolences to the wife of the diplomat, Nane Maria Annan and his family members, staff of the UN and the global organisations he was heading, like The Elders, which was founded by Nelson Mandela.

President Buhari prayed that the Almighty God would comfort his family and all his loved ones.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Annan, who was born on April 8, 1938, was a Ghanaian diplomat, who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the UN, from January 1997 to December 2006.

He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organisation,

Born in Kumasi, Annan went on to study Economics at Macalester College, U.S. International Relations from the Graduate Institute, Geneva and Management at MIT, also in the U.S.

Annan joined the UN in 1962, working for the World Health Organisation’s Geneva office.

He went on to work in several capacities at the UN Headquarters including serving as the Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping between March 1992 and December 1996.

He was appointed the Secretary-General on Dec. 13, 1996, by the Security Council, and later confirmed by the General Assembly, making him the first office holder to be elected from the UN staff itself.

He was re-elected for a second term in 2001, and was succeeded as Secretary-General by Ban Ki-moon on Jan. 1, 2007. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 18/08/2018 7:36:35 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
The 2015 macabre elections in Rivers State: How...

Senate refers Edo State World Bank loan to...

NSCDC warns vandals

Zaria Clampdown: We have no business with probe...

Nigeria, Germany to improve trade ties

First Lady opens up on her “trial time”,...

Nigerian stars fall by the way side in...

U.S. awards contract for Mexico Border Wall prototypes...

LASG confirms 12 deaths at tanker explosion on...

Expert links bush burning to asthma, cancer, premature...

Presidency disowns report on Service Chiefs

Senator Abe’s free JAMB form scheme releases guidelines...

 

Latest News Anambra monarch, wife die in quick succession Atiku releases ‘policy document’, promises to create three million jobs each year 4 INEC workers, NYSC member, 3-year-old die in Kogi accident Evans: Police hid me from Falana in a toilet University professor, employee kidnapped 2019 campaigns: Ezekwesili makes history, declares self the best 2019 Presidency: Jukuns endorse Atiku FG commends Zinox commitment to local content adoption Tambuwal now PDP Sokoto governorship candidate N800bn subsidy debt: Oil marketers send SOS message to FG I have forgiven those who plotted to impeach me — Ortom FEPSAN commends FG’s ban of NPF fertilizers

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (422,040 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (390,438 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (323,490 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (271,944 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (244,508 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (227,648 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (209,346 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (190,904 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (176,179 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (168,743 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (165,313 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (152,167 views)

 

Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (74) Business & Economy (3,800) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (964) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (568) Features (670) Global Business Monitor (310) International (2,695) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (38) News (40,644) Opinion (1,144) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,787) Religion (901) Sports (1,780) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera