Nigerian President condoles Thai people over death of monarch

Ben Adam Shemang

King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the entire royal family, the government and people of Thailand on the death of His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

On behalf of the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Buhari extolled His majesty’s extraordinary and committed leadership to his people over a period of seven decades and his exceptional stewardship which saw Thailand emerge as one of South East Asia’s leading economies.

The President believes the highly revered monarch will be long remembered for his towering role and dedication to improving the lives and aspirations of the Thai people.

He stated that “under the monarch’s reign, Thailand witnessed remarkable transformation in every sphere of life, including making agriculture the bedrock of economic development”.

President Buhari expressed the hope that Thailand and all who mourn King Adulyadej will continue to honour his legacy of selfless service and commitment to human dignity.

He prays God Almighty to grant his soul eternal rest and comfort his family, well-wishers and the entire Thai people in their period of loss and national mourning.