ABUJA, Nigeria – President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family, friends and associates of Nigeria’s out-going Ambassador to the United States, Justice Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor over his demise.
A statement signed and made available by Garba Shehu, his Spokesman said the President had a telephone call to Jane, the widow of the retired justice in New York on Friday.
During their conversation, the President described Ambassador Nsofor as “an outstanding judge of rare courage and truth who is not afraid to give justice to whom justice is due,” according to the statement.
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.