- President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has paid his last respect to the late Nigerian envoy to France, Ambassador Kayode Laro
- In his condolence message, President Tinubu described Ambassador Laro as a man whose strong sense of duty left an indelible mark on the future generations of diplomats
- He, however, extended his heartfelt condolence to the deceased's family, praying that God gives them the fortitude to bear the loss
The President described the demise of Ambassador Laro as a colossal loss to the diplomatic community, the Government and the people of Kwara State.
According to a statement signed by his spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu said:
"Our nation has lost an exemplary diplomat. I will always hold cherished memories of my interactions with him during my attendance at the New Global Financial Pact Summit in France this June.
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"His unwavering dedication and strong sense of duty left an indelible mark. May his legacy continue to inspire us to strive for a more harmonious and prosperous world."
Tinubu hails late Ambassador Laro
President Tinubu further described Ambassador Laro as tirelessly dedicated to fostering mutually-beneficial diplomatic ties between Nigeria and France during his tenure.
He said his commitment to diplomacy and his impactful role in ensuring the success of his visit to France, which was the President's first foreign trip following his assumption of office, was seamless.
President Tinubu extended his deepest condolence to the deceased's family as he prayed that God comfort them and give them the fortitude to bear their loss.
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Similarly, President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has paid his respects to late President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua.
The former Lagos state governor vowed to follow in his footage and reignite his legacy when he assumes office.