Nigeria’s Ambassador to US, Justice Nsofor, is dead, President Buhari mourns, calls him ‘A man of rare courage’

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Late Ambassador Nsofor, Nigerian Ambassador to the United States of America.

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Nigeria’s Ambassador ton the United States of America, Justice Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor, is dead.

Nsofor died in the US where he served Nigeria. He was aged 85.

President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, who appointed Nsofor an ambassador in 2017, has commiserated with his family, friends and associates over his demise.

In a telephone call to Jane, the widow of the retired justice in New York on Friday, the President described Amb. Nsofor as “an outstanding judge of rare courage and truth who is not afraid to give justice to whom justice is due.”

His Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said this in a statement on Friday.

Apparently referring to the 2003 presidential election during which Justice Nsofor delivered a minority judgment as a member of the Election Appeal Panel in favour of Gen. Buhari as candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), the President said the country will miss people with such exemplary pedigree.

President Buhari, who has directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work with Justice Nsofor’s family on the burial arrangements, prayed God to comfort all who mourn the departed jurist and grant his soul eternal rest.


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