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  • Updated: May 20, 2024

President Tinubu condoles Iran over president's demise

President Tinubu condoles Iran over president's demise

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has condoled the government and people of the Republic of Iran over the demise of President Ebrahim Raisi and other government officials in a helicopter crash.

Tinubu described the deceased president as a leader passionately committed to the development of Iran.

The president's condolences was conveyed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity on Monday.

The statement partly reads: "President Bola Tinubu extends his condolences to the government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran over the passing of President Ebrahim Raisi; Iranian foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and other officials in a helicopter crash. 

"President Tinubu expresses profound grief over this disturbing tragedy, and describes President Raisi as a leader who was passionately committed to the development of Iran.

"While commiserating with the bereaved families, President Tinubu prays for the continuous peace, stability, and prosperity of the Iranian nation. 

"On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, the President assures the Islamic Republic of Nigeria's support and prayers in this moment of grief."

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