Colin Powell's death 'great loss to the world', Obasanjo mourns

Powell who was the first Black-American secretary of state passed away from complications related to Covid-19 at the age of 84.
Colin Powell's death 'great loss to the world', Obasanjo mourns
Late Colin Powell and Olusegun Obasanjo

Former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has described the death of American war hero, Colin Powell, as a great loss to the entire world.

WuzupNigeria reported that Powell who was the first Black-American secretary of state passed away from complications related to Covid-19 at the age of 84.

In a condolence message signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo revealed that Powell's legacies would continue to inspire many.

Powell’s “death is a great loss not only to his immediate family and to the United States of America but also to the entire world,” the former president noted.

“He was Secretary of State under the administration of President George W. Bush, Jnr, part of the time I was President of Nigeria. He was not just an African-American, he was an African-American who understood Africa. That is what I found in him when he was Secretary of State.

“Though the world, particularly Africa, would miss him, his legacies would continue to inspire many to reach the highest points of their productive, political and creative abilities. May God grant his soul perfect peace and rest.

“I cherished our relationship for the good of humanity in general and especially for the good of our race which collectively is the most abused, despised and disregarded race in modern history. He was indeed a trusted colleague and Comrade-in-Arm,” Obasanjo concluded.

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