President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the iconic anti-apartheid activist, Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu, who died on Sunday, 26th of December, 2021.
The President, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, commiserated with the President of South Africa, the Tutus’ family, especially his spouse, Leah, and the whole of the country, over the passage of the global hero.
President Buhari noted that, the contributions of the late Archbishop Tutu’s to humanity, recorded through his voice, writings and activities would resonate over generations.
He lamented that, the demise of the iconic teacher, human rights activist, leader of thoughts, scholar and philanthropist, further created a vacuum in a world in serous need of wisdom, integrity, courage and sound reasoning, which were qualities that, the Nobel Peace Prize Winner in 1984, typified and exemplified in words and actions.
He condoled with South Africans and the global Christian body, particularly Anglican Communion, over passing of Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu, at 90, on Sunday, December 26th, 2021.
Nigeria President affirmed that, the historic role, Archbishop Tutu played in the fight against apartheid, enduring physical assaults, jail terms and prolonged exile took him beyond the pulpit to global and political relevance.
According to withinnigeria online, it was said that his position, under President Nelson Mandela, in heading the Truth and Reconciliation Commission provided healing and direction for his country and the world.
President Buhari also commiserated with the board and staff of Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, Elders and Nobel Laureate Group.
He reiterated that, the voice of the scholar and teacher’s published works and inspirational quotes would resonate through generations, bringing more light and clarity to religious diversity, democracy and good governance.
He prayed for the repose of the soul of Archbishop Tutu, whose life and times had sent an unforgettable message on love and forgiveness.