Buhari mourns Nsofor, Nigerian ambassador to US


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, mourned Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement said Buhari had spoken with the deceased’s widow, Jane on the telephone to commiserate with her and the family.

According to the statement, The President, during the telephone conversation described the late envoy as “an outstanding judge of rare courage and truth who is not afraid to give justice to whom justice is due.”

President Buhari has directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work with the deceased’s family on his burial arrangement, the statement added.

Sylvanus Nsofor, who passed away on Thursday in Maryland hospital, Washington DC was aged 85.

The octogenarian public servant who retired as justice of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal, was appointed Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 13, 2017.

He succeeded Prof. Adebowale Adefuye, who also died towards the end of his tenure as Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States.

Nsofor graduated from London’s now-defunct Holborn College of Law in 1962.

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