He Was a Nationalist – FG Reacts as Former Ivorian President is Confirmed Dead

The Nigerian government has expressed its condolences to the government and people of Cote d’Ivoire, following the passing of their former president, Henri Bedie.

Bedie, who died at the age of 89 on Tuesday, was described by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Francisca Omayuli, as a skilled career diplomat and a politician whose legacy would be remembered by his nation.

The statement read, “The Federal Government of Nigeria commiserates with the Government and people of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire on the passing of H.E. Henri Bedie, former President of Côte d’Ivoire on Tuesday, August 1, 2023.

“The late leader was a nationalist, an astute career diplomat, and a politician who will be remembered for his contributions towards the growth and development of Côte d’Ivoire.

“May his soul rest in peace and may God grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”