By Audrey Lotechukwu
FRI, 11 DEC, 2020-theGBJournal- President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed heartfelt commiserations with family, friends and associates of Nigeria’s out-going Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Justice Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor who died Friday aged 85.
In a telephone call to Mrs Jane Nsofor, 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,’’
President Buhari said Nigeria will miss people with such exemplary pedigree.
According to Garba Shehu, spokesperson the President, who revealed the phone call, the President directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work with Justice Nsofor’s family on burial arrangements and prayed God to comfort all who mourn the departed jurist and grant his soul eternal rest.’’
The renowned retired justice of Court of Appeal, is remembered for delivering the minority judgment as a member of the Election Appeal Panel in favour of Gen. Buhari as candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in the 2003 presidential election.
Late justice Nosfor was appointed Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States on November 13, 2017.