By Fortune Abang
The African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) says the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip will forever be remembered globally for his legacies.
Dr Tunji Asaolu, Nigeria’s Representative to the AU-ECOSOCC Third Permanent General Assembly, said this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday.
Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, passed away peacefully on April 9 at the Windsor Castle, Windsor, United Kingdom.
Asaolu said, “As a former lord high admiral and the titular head of the Royal Navy, he will be forever be remembered for his historic legacy.
“I particularly admired him for his numerous engagements in variety of philanthropic endeavours, as well as the service he rendered, when he served as president of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), from 1981 to 1996.
“Also, his International Award programme that had allowed more than six million young adults to engage in community service and leadership development.
“The world at large will miss his exit. It is indeed a great loss to the world.
“I sincerely express my sympathy and join the rest of the world to mourn him.”
The late Duke of Edinburgh, who died at the of 99 was the longest serving consort in British history.
He was only two to three months away from his 100th birthday in June.