Lagos - The UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark, said the legacy of late Nelson Mandela will inspire people to fight injustice and advance the cause of human dignity.
This is contained in a statement signed by Christina LoNigro, Press Secretary and Communications Advisor, Office of the Administrator, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) online in Abuja on Friday.
She said: "Mandela’s words and deeds will continue to inspire those who wish to advance human dignity and fight injustice.
"That too will be the enduring legacy of this great man who dedicated his life to the cause of a better life for others.
Clark said that Mandela was an extraordinary man who represented for many around the world the ideals of freedom, peace and justice.
"I was inspired by Mandela’s vision for a democratic South Africa, dismantling the apartheid system and building a country where all enjoyed equal rights. The inspiration and spirit of solidarity generated by Mandela and the movement he led were never limited by national boundaries.
``I count myself privileged to have met Mandela and heard his vision for his country and its people.’’
According to the statement, the administrator, therefore, prayed for the soul of Mandela to rest in peace.