6th December, 2013
Nigeria’s President Goodluck 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-staff across Nigeria during the period.
President Jonathan has urged all Nigerians to unite in solidarity with the people of South Africa as they mourn the great liberator, freedom fighter and hero of the black race.
The President also called 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.