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PRESIDENT of the 64th Session
United Nations General Assembly

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United Nations, New York, 5 May 2010

On the death of the President of Nigeria

The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, has learned with shock and deep sadness about the death of H.E.  Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

This is a great loss for Nigeria. President Yar’Adua was a remarkable man of peace who leaves a memorable impact on his country and world affairs.

On behalf of all Member States and on his own behalf, the President of the General Assembly expresses his heartfelt condolences to Alhadji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua’s bereaved family and to the people and Government of Nigeria.