In a statement released by the NANS Ghana chapter, signed by the president, Comrade Collins Albert on behalf of National Association of Nigerian Students Ghana Chapter, they expressed their sympathy over the demise of a great icon.
The excerpt statement stated that “We express our heartfelt sympathy to the Annan family and Ghana as a nation on the passing of elder statesman ~ Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, who passed away earlier today; Saturday 18th August after a short illness”
Further extolling the virtues of the great sage, he was described as a global leader per excellence. Instated that “Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world.
During his distinguished career and leadership of the United Nations, he was an ardent champion of peace, sustainable development, human rights and the rule of law”.
“After stepping down from the United Nations, he continued to work tirelessly in the cause of peace through his chairmanship of the Kofi Annan Foundation and as chair of The Elders, the group founded by Nelson Mandela. He was an inspiration to young and old alike”.
“Kofi Annan was a son of Ghana and felt a special responsibility towards Africa. He was particularly committed to African development and deeply engaged in many initiatives, including his chairmanship of the Africa Progress Panel and his early leadership of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deep compassion and empathy. He selflessly placed others first, radiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did.
He will be greatly missed by so many around the world, as well as his staff at the Foundation and his many former colleagues in the United Nations system. He will remain in our hearts forever.”
The association further prayed to God for the repose of his soul and also grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss. He was survived by his wife, Nane and children Ama, Kojo and Nina the fortitude to.