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Buhari mourns as Nigerian Ambassador to US dies


President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented the sudden passing away of the outgoing Ambassador to the United States of America (USA), Justice Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor.

The President’s reaction was contained in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, on Friday.

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.”

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 People’s Party (ANPP), the President said the country will miss people with such exemplary pedigree.

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, The Nation reports.