President Muhammadu Buhari has extended condolences to the family of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The President also commiserated with the government and people of Japan on Abe’s assassination.
The politician was shot Friday morning while delivering a speech ahead of Sunday’s parliamentary election.
Buhari described Japan’s longest-serving PM as an outstanding leader, assuring the family of the prayers and thoughts of all Nigerians.
He said Abe will be remembered for his commitment to strengthening trade and investment between Africa and Japan through various initiatives.
The President recalled that Abe used the instrumentality of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) for partnerships.
“Under Abe, Nigeria and Japan enjoyed a strategic partnership, supporting each other’s shared aspirations on economic cooperation, healthcare, human resource development, disaster risk reduction, peace and security”, he said.
Buhari prayed that the memory of the deceased would be a blessing to his nation and people, “whom he served so devotedly”.