Buhari condoles with Cubans over Fidel Castro’s death

Buhari condoles with Cubans over Fidel Castro’s death
November 26 19:45 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the news of the death of Cuba’s former president and revolutionary icon,  Fidel Castro, aged 90.

On behalf of the Federal Government, President Buhari condoled with 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.

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,” a statement by Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina read in part.