Tinubu condoles with Iran over death of President Raisi

..As country's Supreme Leader declares five days of national mourning

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has extended his condolences to the government and people of Iran over the death of that country’s President in an helicopter crash over the weekend.
President Ebrahim Raisi; Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and other officials died in the helicopter crash.

In a condolence message issued by his media aide, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu described President Raisi as a leader who was passionately committed to the development of Iran, describing his death and other top officials as sad..

Ngelale said: “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.”

Meanwhile, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has announced five days of mourning for President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash.

“I announce five days of public mourning and offer my condolences to the dear people of Iran,” said Khamenei in an official statement a day after the death of Raisi and other officials in the crash in East Azerbaijan province. reports that Raisi was confirmed dead alongside Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and seven others in the helicoper crash.

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