Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Ambassador, Sylvanus Nsofor’s body leaves US for Nigeria

Late Justice Sylvanus Nsofor, Nigeria’s immediate past ambassador to the US, has left the host country on his final journey back home.

His casket, draped in the Nigerian flag, departed the Dulles International Airport, Washington, on Wednesday aboard a Delta Airlines plane.

At the airport to bid him farewell were officials of the US Department of State, and Mrs Jane Adams-Abanulo, Nigerian embassy officials led by the Charge D’Affaires

A short departure ceremony for the deceased included a guard of honour mounted by US military service members at the cargo section of the airport.

Nsofor’s wife, Jean, and son, Cross, are accompanying the body, expected to arrive at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos State, this morning.

Representatives of the US consulate in Lagos and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will receive the body on arrival in Nigeria.

Nsofor, an 85-year-old retired justice of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal, died at a US hospital on December 10 after a brief illness.

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