Just hours after the sad news that respected diplomat and former United Nations Secretary-General, Dr Kofi Annan has passed on, top Nigerians and world leaders have begun to celebrate him and mourn his death.
His death which was announced earlier today on his official Twitter handle has elicited shock and grief around the globe and in Nigeria.
Celebrated Philanthropist, Founder/President, Wellbeing Foundation, Mrs Toyin Saraki reacting to the sad news on Twitter wrote ” Rest in peace Kofi Annan 1938-2018.Nobel Laureate and the Secretary-Generally the United Nations
Indeed! ” He selflessly placed others first radiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did. He will be greatly missed.Rest in Peace.
Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki wrote ” Kofi Annan was a ‘purposeful optimist’ who spoke for the voiceless, a diplomat who worked fpr peace in a tumultuous world, and a leader who dedicated his life to advocating for the liberty and freedom of all mankind.We shall miss him.
Former Ghanaian President, John Mahama wrotewrote: He lived and worked for global peace, security and sustainable development in very challenging times.A proud son of Ghana and Africa.RIP Kofi Annan.
George Soros wrote: The world has lost a great man in Kofi Annan.I will miss him.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala wrote: A shock and great loss! Kofi Annan Africa’s foremost son and international diplomat , our tall Iroko tree has died.His many contributions to humanity, development and governance issues will not be forgotten
Richard Branson wrote: Incredibly sad day to wake up to the news that the wonderful Kofi Annan is no longer with us-he was an extraordinary individual who committed his life to guiding the world to be a better place.
Current UN Secretary-General, Antonio Buttered stated ” Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good.I join the world in mourning his loss.