Passage: Nigerian Ambassador to the US Sylvanus Nsofor is dead, aged 85

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Nigerian Ambassador to the US, Justice Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor, is dead.

The octogenarian passed on  December 10 in a Maryland hospital.

The Nigerian envoy assumed office as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States of America on November 13, 2017.

It was his first ambassadorial posting.

He was 85 years old.

Late Nsofor was also a retired justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Nsofor was born on March 17, 1935, in Oguta, Imo State, Nigeria.

His death was confirmed by the presidency in a statement.

In the statement, President Muhammadu Buhari “expressed heartfelt commiserations with the family, friends and associates of Nigeria’s Out-going Ambassador to the United States, Justice Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor over his demise.”