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Obasanjo reacts to the death of George Bush

Olusegun Obasanjo
Nigeria's former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has condoled with the President of the United States of America (USA), Donald Trump on the death of the country’s former President, George H.W. Bush Snr.
The 41st President of the USA died on Saturday at the age of 94.

In a letter of condolence to the US President, a copy which was made available to newsmen by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi on Sunday, Obasanjo said “Bush’s death is a loss not only to his immediate family and to the United States of America but also to the entire world.”
He described George Bush’s tenure as President as one that “marked a significant departure from the traditional relations between Africa and the United States.”

The letter read in part: “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.

“President 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.”

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