President Muhammadu Buhari has described former President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, as a man who lived a life of service to his country and humanity.
The tribute is contained in a condolence message sent by the president to the government and people of the United States, family of the 41st President and all political associates of Bush, whose legacies, he said, had continued to inspire and attract encomiums across the world.
Buhari expressed belief that the passing of George H.W. Bush was a loss to the entire world, not just America, especially the many people he inspired.
President Buhari extolled the late President’s love for his family and country, which he said remained legendary as clearly seen in the way his children had taken up leadership roles and were steadily breeding new generation of great thinkers and leaders.
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The President prayed for God’s comfort on the mourning nation, the family of the nonagenarian, and a peaceful rest for his soul.
Bush died of a failing health after he was admitted into the intensive care unit of Houston Methodist Hospital with an infection in April.
The admission came shortly after the death of his wife, Barbara who was 92.
A statement issued on his death by his office reads in part: “George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018. He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two siblings.”