Photos: Buhari Attends Funeral Service Of Former President Of Benin Republic, Late Gen. Mathiew Kerekou

1. President Muhammadu Buhari-OnoBello

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, 10th December, attended the funeral service of late Mathieu Kerekou, the former President of the Republic of Benin, held in the country’s capital, Cotonou.

During the ceremony, Buhari who spoke on behalf of other African leaders, described late Kerekou as, “a father of his nation and founding father of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).” He described the late General as a leader who was loved by his people and advocated for international cooperation, who will be greatly missed within and outside Benin Republic.

President Buhari who was accompanied by Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, while addressing members of the deceased family, his wife Mrs Margaret Kerekou, President Boni Yayi and the citizens of Republic of Benin, urged them all to be consoled by the belief that late Kerekou lived a very fulfilled life in service to his country, and had gone to have a well deserved rest from his hard work on earth.

 See more photos from the funeral service below!

 

2. President Buhari signing the condolence register of the late Kerekou as Presidents Boni Yayi of Benin Republic and Muhammodou Issoufou of Niger Republic looks on-OnoBello 3. President Buhari with President Boni Yayi of Republic of Benin and President Muhammodou Issoufou of Republic of Niger-OnoBello 4. President Buhari with President Boni Yayi of Republic of Benin, President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo and President Muhammodou Issoufou of Republic of Niger-OnoBello 5. President Buhari, Boni Yayi of Benin Repubic, Faure Gnassingbe of Togo and Muhammodou Issoufou of Niger Republic at the ceremony-OnoBello 6. President Muhammadu Buhari-OnoBello 7. The leaders pay their last respect-OnoBello

 

 

 


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