Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday wrote a letter to US President Donald Trump to condole with him on the death of his predecessor, George HW Bush.
Obasanjo, in the letter written on his behalf by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, expressed grief at the death of the 94-year-old Bush.
Obasanjo described Bush’s death as a loss to his immediate family, the entire United States and the rest of the world.
He further stated that Bush’s administration worked assiduously to forge stronger relations between the US and Africa.
Obasanjo wrote, “Bush’s death is a loss not only to his immediate family and to the United States but also to the entire world.
“With the refocused and renewed emphasis on market reforms, political and social accountability, and stronger trade relations, his legacies have continued over the years to shape Africa’s relations with the United States.”
The ex-Nigerian president added, “Bush’s special interest in Nigeria was reflective of the special relations between our two countries.
“We join you and the American people in mourning the loss of a political giant, an astute administrator, a courageous leader, an erudite international statesman, and a great American hero.
“Though the world would miss him, his legacies would continue to inspire many to reach the highest points of their productive, political and creative abilities.”