The passing of General Collin Powell is a huge loss not only to the people of the United States of America, but also to a world in desperate search for peace, security, and stability.
He saw it all: the first Black to serve as National Security Adviser, first Black to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the first Black to serve as Secretary of State. He was a thoroughbred professional, public administrator, and fine gentleman.
My heartfelt condolences to his family, U.S. Mission Nigeria, and the Government and people of the United States.
May his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.