President Muhammadu Buhari says President John Magufuli’s legacy of patriotism and dedication to the African course will continue to resonate across the continent.
President Buhari’s remarks is contained in his condolence message, signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
President believes that the late Tanzanian President’s courage and love for his country inspired various reforms that generations will continue to celebrate.
He says he remembers President Magafuli’s insistence on challenging decision to reduce size and cost of governance, insistence on a people-focused budget, with clear priorities on education and health, and consistence in fighting profligacy and frivolities in public expenditures.
President Buhari affirms that the former Tanzanian leader spent most of his life serving the country and humanity, with a rich pedigree of working as a school teacher, and rising steadily in public service 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 extends condolences to the family of the late visionary leader of Tanzania, his friends and associates, and citizens of the country, trusting God to comfort them.