Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has described the late former United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Kofi Annan as an African and global statesman, who dedicated his life to democracy, peace, stability, security, equity, justice, human rights, development, and progress.
In his reaction to the demise of the Noble Laureate, Chief Obasanjo said that the attributes culminated in not only his appointment as United Nations Secretary-General in 1997 but also his well-deserved honour with a Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for having revitalised the United Nations and for giving priority to human rights.
Chief Obasanjo’s remark was contained in a statement made available to newsmen by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi in Abeokuta.
The former president said he received the shocking news of the demise of former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, with deep sadness.
Chief Obasanjo commiserates with the Annan family, particularly the widow Nana Maria, their children and the Government and People of Ghana as well as the staff of the United Nations.