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Tinubu condoles with Iran over death of President Raisi, other officials in helicopter crash

Late President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran

*President Bola Ahmed Tinubu extends his condolences to the Government and People of the Islamic Republic of Iran over the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iranian Foreign Minister, and other top officials in a helicopter crash Sunday, May 19

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has extended his condolences to the Government and People of the Islamic Republic of Iran over the passing of President Ebrahim Raisi, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iranian Foreign Minister, and other officials in a helicopter crash Sunday, May 19, 2024.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement issued Monday, May 20, noted President Tinubu expressed profound grief over this disturbing tragedy.

The Nigerian leader described President Raisi as a leader who was passionately committed to the development of Iran.

Commiserating with the bereaved families, President Tinubu prayed 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,” stated the Presidential Spokesman.

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