President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, described the late Nigerian Ambassador to the US, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor as a courageous person.
The President said this in his condolence message following the death of Nsofor in Washington DC on Thursday, 10th December.
Nsofor passed away in the US at 85 on Thursday.
Buhari’s condolence message was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant, Mallam Garba Shehu titled “President Buhari mourns Ambassador Nsofor; calls him a man of rare courage.”
The statement highlighted that the President had spoken on phone with the deceased’s widow, Jane to commiserate with her and the family while the President has directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work with the deceased’s family on his burial plans.
Buhari in his statement 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.”
Before adding “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, 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.”