Buhari mourns Tanzanian President Magufuli

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Government and people of Republic of Tanzania in mourning the passing of President John Pombe Magufuli, 61, whose legacy of patriotism and dedication to the course continue to resonate across the continent.

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity) disclosed this in a statement Thursday.

According to Shehu, the President believes the late Tanzanian President’s courage and love country inspired various reforms that generations continue to , which include the challenging decision to reduce size and cost of governance, insistence on a people focused budget, with clear priorities on education and health, and consistently fighting profligacy and frivolities in public expenditures.

Buhari affirmed that the former Tanzanian leader spent most of life serving the country and humanity, with a rich pedigree of working as a school teacher, and rising steadily in public as Member of Parliament, Deputy Minister of Works, Minister of Works, Minister of Lands and Human Settlement and Minister of Livestock and Fisheries.

The President also extended to the family of the late visionary leader of Tanzania, friends and associates, and all citizens of the country, trusting God to comfort them.

President Buhari prayed repose of the soul of the deceased.