President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with family of former Director General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Dr Rowland Azubuike Anyanwu who served the country in many capacities, including Special Adviser to President Shehu Shagari.
According to Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President statement, President joins professional and political associates of the former presidential aide in mourning the departed, affirming that he played a key role in the reconciliation and reconstruction efforts after the Nigerian Civil War, and the country’s transition to civil rule in the second republic.
Buhari believes the contributions of the 84 years former Director General of the NIIA to national development will always be remembered by posterity, especially his return to the country after obtaining his doctorate at the Pennsylvania University to support the reconciliation process after the civil war.
As the family lays his remains to final rest on today, Buhari prays that almighty God will accept Dr Anyanwu’s soul and comfort all loved ones.
By Betty Akota