He also recalled that during the struggle against apartheid and the dark days that followed, Nigeria was considered a front line state in the struggle for independence, though geographically, it was not in southern Africa.
He said, “Whatever happens to any country in Africa, our Pan African sentiment is always with them.
“We will be with you at every step of the way towards the rehabilitation and reconstruction process that will now take place. On behalf of the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I will like to express our deep sympathy to the government and people of Mozambique for the very tragic loss of lives and properties, as well as injuries caused by the hurricane.
“The people of Mozambique at this time are very much in our thoughts and prayers. President Muhammadu Buhari has personally charged me to lead a delegation here to deliver to you some relief items and support.
“We hope that the relief and cash will go a long way to reduce the suffering of victims of the disaster.”