Buhari mourns Cuban leader, Fidel Castro

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Photo credit: BBC

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness at the passing on of former Cuban revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro.

The president said he received the news of Mr. Castro with profound sadness.

Mr. Castro died Saturday at age 90.

“On behalf of the Federal Government, President Buhari offers deepest condolences to 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,” Mr. Buhari said in a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina.

He assured Cubans of the sympathy and solidarity of all Nigerians as they 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 said he was delighted that Mr. Castro lived to see his country’s 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,” the statement said.


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  • jon

    I concur with your statement on President Fidel Castro. He was a giant both home and Africa. I remember the Late President Nelson Mandela praised him in the United States when asked what he thought about Mr. Fidel Castro. He looked America in the face and told them that Fidel Castro was a friend of South Africa during time of need. And, that, a friend in need, is a friend indeed. RIP President Fidel Castro.

  • Egbu Yugo

    RIP, Fidel

  • FEMI A USA

    We love you Fidel Castro because we couldn’t have done it without you and others. You fought Imperialism to a stand still and you are really great Socialist and we sure will miss you comandante. We appreciated your struggle on Apartheid South Africa, Angola, Morocco, and others. I am beneficiary of your fight and others we do salute you our hero. Farewell Fidel.