Jonathan, Saraki, Others Pay Tribute To Kofi Annan

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Updated August 18, 2018
Jonathan, Saraki, Others Pay Tribute To Kofi Annan
(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 29, 2005, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan holds a press conference at UN headquarters in New York after the release of the report by Paul Volcker, chairman of the independent inquiry into the United Nations oil-for-food program for Iraq which was delivered to him in New York. Timothy A. CLARY / AFP


Former President Goodluck Jonathan and Senate President Bukola Saraki have joined leaders across the world to pay tribute to former Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Kofi Annan.

Both leaders mourned the diplomat in a series of tweets on Saturday, hours after the news of his death broke.

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar are also part of the leaders who paid respect to Annan.

The Ghanaian diplomat died on Saturday morning at the age of 80 in Switzerland after a brief illness.

He served as the seventh UN Secretary-General, from January 1997 to December 2006.

He was also the first African to win the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the United Nations in 2001.

See the tweets by former President Goodluck Jonathan and others below;

Kofi Annan, former @UN Secretary General’s indelible contributions to humanity will not be forgotten. He was a global statesman deeply committed to a fairer & more peaceful world. My condolences to his family and the people of Ghana. He will be sorely missed. – Atiku Abubakar.