President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday joined the people and government of Tunisia in mourning President Beji Caid Essebsi, who died at the age of 92.
President Buhari noted that the passing of Essebsi, who is the first democratically elected leader of the North African country, will create a vacuum in the polity.
He urged citizens to find encouragement and solace in the legacies of President Essebsi.
President Buhari said: “His death marks the end of an era in the politics of Tunisia. The country has lost a father figure.
“The Nigerian government and people extend heartfelt condolences to his family, and the government and people of Tunisia.”