• Short Summary

    In Lagos the Nigerian head of State, General Gowon has paid tribute to the late President Nasser.

  • Description

    1.
    GTV Lagos street scene ( 2 shots )
    0.10

    2.
    SCU Gowon speaking
    2.08


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: GENERAL GOWON: " It is with the deepest regret and a sense of grievous loss that I learned of the sudden and untimely death of President Gamal Abdul Nasser, President of the United Arab Republic. On behalf of the Government and the entire people Nigeria I wish to express our heartfelt sympathy and condolence to his family, and to the Government and people of the United Arab Republic. Only three weeks ago I had the honour of being his quest in Cairo and the opportunity of exchanging views with him on many issues of our time. It did not take me much time to see in him a man with a sense of mission, the pursuit of which he had devoted his whole life. he left me in no doubt about his honesty and devotion to the cause of justice and freedom not only for his people but for all mankind. His critics did not understand him, largely because they failed to communicate with him. By his death the world has lost a great leader. he will be difficult to replace in our lifetime.




    Initials JB/DW/PS/1600 JB/DW/PS/1610



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    Background: In Lagos the Nigerian head of State, General Gowon has paid tribute to the late President Nasser. General Gowon was one of the last heads of State to visit President Nasser before his death.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4IOG0HO4BH2PUX4892ROM7B80
    Media URN:
    VLVA4IOG0HO4BH2PUX4892ROM7B80
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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