International business mogul and former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, has described the passing of one-time Secretary General of the United Nations and Founder, Kofi Annan Foundation, Kofi Annan, as a huge loss to the African continent and beyond.
According to Kalu, the late scribe of the UN made inestimable contributions toward the building of a just and fair society.
Acknowledging the selfless and patriotic attributes of the late Annan, the former governor urged leaders across the world to emulate the late diplomat.
In his condolence message, Kalu lamented the demise of Annan, stressing that the deceased will be remembered for his remarkable contributions to humanity.
He said: “I received with shock the news of the demise of former Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan.
“The world, in particular Africa, has lost a rare gem and well-respected statesman, whose passion for humanity was extra-ordinary.
“The late Nobel Peace Prize Laureate will be greatly missed across the globe for his unwavering determination to make the world a better place.
“Mr. Annan impacted the world positively and his legacies will remain evergreen.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the deceased family.”
Kalu, while commiserating with the people and government of Ghana and the United Nations, prayed for the repose of Annan’s soul.