By Chinyere Amalu
The British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown and the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have joined the rest of the world to mourn the death of late President Yarâ€™Adua.
The British PM, in a condolence message made available to Vanguard from the British High Commission, said he was impressed by the late Yarâ€™Aduaâ€™s wiliness to tackle poverty, promote democracy and resolve conflict and defend rule of law.
â€œOn behalf of the people of the UK, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the Yarâ€™Adua family and the people of Nigeria on the death of President Umaru Musa Yarâ€™Adua. He served his country with great dedication, decency and integrity.
In a separate message from the Russian President, signed by the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dmitry Medvedev, said: â€œIt is with deepest sorrow that I learnt the mournful news about the untimely decease of His Excellency,Â President Umaru Musa Yarâ€™Adua.
â€œPresident Umaru Musa Yarâ€™Adua has made priceless contribution to the strengthening of democratic pillars of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as well as to the rise of its international authority.”
â€œHe canvassed basic directions for further sustainable development of the economy, while his balanced and constructive internal policy promoted stability and peace for the country.
â€œI knew President Yarâ€™Adua as a great friend of Russia, a staunch supporter of cooperation between our Nations, who did his best for broadening and deepening the Nigerian-Russian ties.
â€œIn this trying moment, on behalf of the people of Russia and of myself, I would like to express our support, sincere sympathy and condolence to Your Excellency, the family of the President Yarâ€™Adua and to the people of friendly Nigeria.