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Buhari hails Tanzania’s first female president


Samia Suluhu Hassan Tanzania

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has hailed the emergence of Samia Hassan as the first female president of Tanzania.

WuzupNigeria reported that Hassan, who was formerly the Vice President of the East African country, succeeded her predecessor, John Magufuli who died on March 17th.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled ‘President Buhari congratulates Tanzania’s first-ever female President’, Buhari expressed the desire to work with Hassan.

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“President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated newly appointed Tanzanian President, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan as she takes her place as the country’s Head of State following the sudden demise of President John Magufuli.

“He urged President Suluhu to unite the nation and lead the country in a good direction.

“The President expressed his desire to work with the new Tanzanian President to advance issues of common African and global interests,” the statement read.

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Meanwhile, President Hassan, in her first public address announced 21-days of mourning for Magufuli and public holidays on March 22 and on March 25, the day the late president will be buried.