Jonathan Declares 3 Day National Mourning for Madiba






Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has declared a three-day national mourning in honour of former South African President, Dr. Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday after losing his several months  of battle with his health.
In a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Dr. Reuben Abati, flags are to be flown at half-mast across Nigeria during the period.
He said President Jonathan urges all Nigerians to unite in solidarity with the brotherly people of South Africa as they mourn the great liberator, freedom fighter and hero of the black race.
The President,according  to the statement, 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.