Former Vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has taken to social media to react to the death of South African Archbishop, Desmond Tutu.
Desmond Tutu, a close supporter of Nelson Mandela, was instrumental in ending racial segregation. Together with Mandela, he stood up against the white minority government’s prejudice against the black majority in South Africa.
The revered cleric died at the age of 90.
Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his contribution to the struggle. He was best known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist.
Desmond Tutu formed his objective as “a democratic and just society without racial divisions”, and he set forward the following points as minimum demands:
Reacting to the news of his death, Atiku took to social media to express his heartfelt condolence of the loss of the Archbishop.
Atiku eulogised him as a man who lived his life to serve others.
His tweet read: Farewell, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Your departure on such a significant day befits the treasure that the life you lived was.