Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo joined dozens of world leaders in Paris to bid farewell to former French President Jacques Chirac. The country is holding a national day of mourning.

Foreign dignitaries gathered in the French capital on Monday for the funeral of Jacques Chirac, who died last week at the age of 86.

The former statesman served as president of France from 1995 to 2007, during a political career that spanned four decades.

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