Prominent indigenes of Ekiti State have described the demise of the former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan as a great loss to the global community.
One of them and State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Jide Awe maintained that Africa had lost a statesman who played a prominent role in sustaining the peaceful coexistence, as well as the social and economic development of the world.
Chief Awe who noted that said Mr. Annan served humanity to the best of his abilities, called on political leaders to emulate him.
On his part, Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party PDP in Ekiti State, Chief Gboyega Oguntuase explained that the former UN Secretary General worked for development of Africa and the world at large, saying his contributions would be greatly missed.
Chief Oguntuase also advised African leaders to emulate the exceptional leadership role and imbibe the selfless attitude of the former UN Chief, which assisted him in providing solutions to many problems among the international community.
In his own comment, a political Scientist, Professor Akinsola Agagu observed that Africa has lost one of her leaders who commanded respect on the world stage and called on Nigerian Youths to join International Organizations in order to make a great impact like the departed Kofi Annan.
Professor Agagu who described the deceased as a trustworthy African, maintained that it would be very difficult to fill the vacuum he left.