Saraki: Kofi Annan, a Quintessential African Diplomat

Kofi Annan

Deji Elumoye in Abuja

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has described the late former Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Kofi Annan, as a quintessential African diplomat who bestrode the world stage with dignity, finesse, admirable restraint and wisdom.

Saraki, in a statement signed by his Media Adviser Yusuph Olaniyonu in Abuja on Saturday, said Annan was a diplomat’s diplomat and a citizen of the world.

According to him, the late diplomat dedicated his immense expertise, experience and energies to resolving some of the world’s most pressing problems and conflicts, including most recently, the Rohingya refugee crisis.

“Annan was an African avatar and God’s messenger of peace to the world. His demise is a huge…

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