President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Gambia over the passing away of former President Dawda Kairaba Jawara.
The president also commiserated with the family members, friends and political associates of the great leader who served as Prime Minister from 1962 to 1970, and first President of the Gambia from 1970 to 1994.
He said Jawara’s visionary and courageous leadership saw the country gaining its independence in 1965, and later turned into a Republic in 1970.
The president said as a lawmaker, prime minister and president, the Gambian leader set the political and economic foundation for the country’s rise.
He urged the upcoming leaders in the country to always remember the personal sacrifice and contributions of Jawara to the Gambia.
The president prayed that the almighty God would grant the soul of the former president rest and comfort his family.