President Jonathan Declares 3 Days Of National Mourning For Mandela

From Reuben Abati
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has declared three days of
national mourning for former South African President, Dr. Nelson Mandela who
passed away yesterday.
Flags are to be flown at half-mast across Nigeria during the
period and President Jonathan urges all Nigerians to unite in solidarity with
the brotherly people of South Africa as they mourn the great liberator, freedom
fighter and hero of the black race.
The President also calls for special prayers in mosques and
churches in Nigeria during the period of mourning which begins today, for the
peaceful repose of Dr. Mandela’s soul.
A special inter-denominational memorial service for Dr.
Mandela will be held at the State House Chapel on Sunday.

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