Saturday, September 15, 2018 5:47 pm
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has expressed shock over the death of Nigeria’s ambassador to Qatar, Abdullahi Bawa Wase.
Onyeama, in a statement by the Ministry’s spokesperson, Dr Tope Elias-Fatile on Saturday in Abuja, prayed that God grant Wase’s family and the nation the fortitude to bear the loss.
Wase, a non-career ambassador, had been ill for a while until his death on Friday Sept. 14.
The late Ambassador would be buried in Doha at 7.00pm local time on Saturday, Sept. 15.
Wase was appointed by President Mohammadu Buhari in July 2016.
He hailed from Plateau State.
Meanwhile, Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari over the demise of the Ambassador.
Lalong on Saturday in Shendam, described the deceased as an illustrious son of Plateau.
The governor regretted that he passed on at a crucial time, when his peace advocacy is most needed.
Lalong also condoled with the people of the State, Wase Emirate Council, the diplomatic community and indeed the immediate family, praying that the Almighty God will grant the deceased eternal rest.