President Bola Tinubu has conveyed heartfelt condolences to Namibia on the demise of President Hage Geingob.
Tinubu described the passing of the leader as a painful loss for democracy and a reminder of his advocacy for good governance and pan-African solidarity.
The statement signed by Presidential Spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale states, “this tragedy comes at a time when Africa needs more visionary leaders who believe in the common destiny of the continent.”
He emphasized the crucial role of leaders like President Geingob in “strengthening bonds across borders” and fostering cooperation “across all fields of human endeavor.”
Geingob died on Sunday at the age of 82 while receiving medical treatment at a hospital in the capital, Windhoek.
He had been diagnosed with cancer and revealed the details to the public last month.
Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba will now act as president as there was less than a year left of Mr Geingob’s second term in office.
Presidential and parliamentary elections had already been scheduled for November.