After the news of Fidel Castro’s death broke out on Friday, November 25, Muhammadu Buhari was quick to respond to the demise of the revolutionary leader of Cuba. It seems like the passing of Castro had a deep emotional influence on the Nigerian president, who expressed his thoughts in a statement.
The statement was delivered to the public by Buhari’s spokesperson Femi Adesina. In his speech Mr. Buhari addresses the death of Fidel Castro, offering deepest condolences to the current President of Cuba Raul Castro, the family of the late leader, as well as the people of Cuba who came together in grief. Muhammadu Buhari expressed his respect for Castro, stating that the legendary president served his country for nearly half a century.
Nigerian president made sure to assure the Cuban nation of the full and uncompromised solidarity of the people of Nigeria, as well as their sympathy for the nation who just lost their faithful leader. Buhari didn’t forget to mention the incredible achievements of Castro’s government in various sectors, from education to healthcare. At the end of his speech the president addressed the improved relations between Cuba and the US. The profound statement clearly shows the respect Muhammadu Buhari has for the late Fidel Castro and his undying respect for the man.